The court said that Nyesom Wike, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in this year’s election, did not conform with the electoral act and there should be a re-run.
However, Nyesom is not about to give up easily and has decided to head to the Supreme court according to a press statement released.
"Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has instructed his lawyers to appeal today's judgment of the Court of Appeal which ordered fresh governorship election in the State. In a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Governor Wike stated that he disagrees with the judgment, hence his decision to exhaust his constitutional right by challenging the Appeal Court judgment at the Supreme Court.
Governor Wike called on all his supporters and the people of Rivers State to remain calm as Justice will be done at the end of day.
He assured the people of the state that he will use all constitutional processes to protect the mandate they freely bestowed on him, hence his decision to approach the Supreme Court for further adjudication.
The governor said that he still remains the duly elected governor of Rivers State pending the determination of his appeal by the Supreme Court.
Governor Wike assured the people of Rivers State that all ongoing development projects will continue while his administration will continue to promote the security of lives and property across the state.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
16th December, 2016..