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Supreme Court affirms Nyesom Wike as Rivers State governor

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The Supreme Court has affirmed Nyesom Wike as the duly elected governor of Rivers State.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and other leaders of Rivers State in Port Harcourt celebrating the Supreme Court judgment validating his election on Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declaring that the election was conducted in line with the Electoral Act. 

In a lead judgment by Justice Kekere-Ekun, the Supreme Court unanimously validated the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on the ground that he won with the lawfully valid votes.

The Supreme Court panel led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed declared that it will be giving reasons for its judgment on February 12.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his victory at the Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law and the people of Rivers State. 

Governor  Wike  added that the Supreme Court judgment  is a victory for democracy and a confirmation  that the  will of  God  will always  prevail  over the machinations  of  men.

In a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Governor Wike said that the judgment of the Supreme Court validation of his election is a confirmation of the mandate freely given to him by the people of the state.

Governor Wike trekked on the streets of Port Harcourt before ending up at the Government House. As he walked the streets he was greeted by celebrating Rivers people. 

While assuring the  people  of  Rivers State that his victory  at the Supreme Court  will lead to  greater delivery  of  democracy dividends across  the  state,  Governor  Wike extended a hand of fellowship  to the  Rivers  State APC Governorship Candidate, Dakuku Peterside to join hands  with  his administration  to develop  the state.

He praised the APC Governorship Candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside for approaching the Judiciary, instead of embarking on violence. 

He stated that the people  of  Rivers  State  will continue  to  benefit  from  the  pro-people projects  and  programmes  of his administration as he is determined  to  always to live up to  the  social contract  he entered with the Rivers people. 

Governor Wike specially thanked all Rivers people for their faith in him and his administration. 

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