Court of Appeal ruling will be challenge at the Supreme court of the land – Governor Wike
Court of Appeal panel sitting Abuja has upheld the ruling of the gubernatorial election tribunal in Rivers state. The Court ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform with the electoral act. The Court has ordered a rerun in 90 days. In view of the Court of Appeal judgement; 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.