We shall defend our mandate. it is Wike or no one.
Reports say that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, issued a statement, warning the courts to be careful, adding that Rivers people will definitely want to protect his mandate.
Punch Newspapers reports that Wike, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Opunabo Inko-Tariah said “The judges should be careful; the courts should be careful because the mandate was given to Governor Wike, which his adversaries are trying to steal through the backdoor by going to the court.
“Rivers people will definitely want to protect that mandate and will resist any attempt to steal it from Governor Nyesom Wike.”
Adding that “Rivers people will not resign themselves to fate and allow their mandate freely given to Governor Wike stolen away. I enjoin all the political and judicial coup plotters to give this a penetrating thought. We shall defend our mandate. The voice of the people is the voice of God and the people have spoken; it is Wike or no one.
“The governor said that despite the Supreme Court verdict, the APC should not be under any illusion that it was about occupying the Government House in Port Harcourt.”