Wednesday, December 16, 2015

News Update: Governor Wike Disagrees with Appeal Court Judgement, heads to Supreme Court.

Today, Appeal court upheld the ruling of the gubernatorial election tribunal in Rivers state.

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.

Press Statement:
"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.
Simeon Nwakaudu, 
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 
16th December, 2016.

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