Supreme Court’s confirmation has restored confidence in the Judiciary–Governor Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the  Supreme Court judgment on  his election restored the confidence  of  Nigerians  in  the Judiciary as it confirmed  the  will of  the  Rivers people.

Governor Wike stressed that if the Supreme Court  had nullified his election,  he wouldn’t  have  contested the  rerun  governorship election because  of  the evil plot to use security  forces to instigate a loss of lives in the state.

The governor  spoke on Sunday at a Thanksgiving service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church that attracted PDP leaders across the  country.  In attendance  were Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Seriake Dickson  of Bayelsa State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State  and the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State.  Also present was the Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, former Rivers State  Governor Peter Odili and Celestine Omehia and National and State Legislators.

Governor  Wike  noted that God  worked in his time by reversing what several persons thought was irreversible  with the previous  judgments  of the Election Tribunal and the Appeal Court.

He said: “Nothing  is impossible  with God. Men of God prophesied  a few days to the Supreme Court  that the  judgment  will confirm the  mandate given to us by the Rivers people.

“We won the  election  clearly as has been confirmed  by the  Supreme Court. If there was a rerun, I wouldn’t  have  contested  because  there would  have  been  bloodbath. I resolved not to be part  of  anything that  would bring  bloodbath. “

Governor  Wike  said that an evil plot  had been hatched to arrest him, detain him to discourage  Rivers people  before  the  Legislative elections  earlier  scheduled  for February 6.

According to him,  the political  powers were already  indiscriminately  arresting  PDP  members  and leaders across the state, preparatory to the  rerun elections.

He assured  the  people of  Rivers State that he will judiciously  use the mandate to advance  the  course of  development  in the state.

The governor  reiterated  his earlier  declaration  that  he will not allow the rigging  of the  rerun  elections  in  the State, noting that  any INEC  staff who attempts to rig will be  treated as an armed robber.

He said: “I am the executive  governor  of  Rivers State and a strong  one for that matter.  We will support INEC  to conduct  credible elections.  However,  any official  who plans to rig will get the treatment  reserved  for armed robbers “.

He noted that the failure  of the evil plotters means that Rivers people will return  all the Legislators whose elections  were nullified  by the Appeal Court.

Governor  Wike  declared  called for a comprehensive fight against corruption,  urging  support for the prosecution  for all those who stole Rivers money to sponsor  APC  National election  campaign  .

He said  that between  December 1 and 18 of 2014 ,  the former Rivers State Government used 150 million United States  Dollars to fund the APC  elections.  He said that the State Government  will  recover all stolen  funds.

The governor  assured  the Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Dakuku Peterside that he will be accommodated in the process  of  developing  the  state.  He  added  that  Dakuku Peterside  is not  an orphan, saying that: “I will  be  a father to Dakuku Peterside. He is not an orphan “.

In his sermon,  Archbishop of Niger Delta Province,  Dr Ignatius Kattey said that the victory  of  Governor Wike at Supreme Court has brought  peace to the  state.  He called on the  governor to be father of  all the people of the state.


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