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Wike ‘Nothing wrong with Supreme Court judgment on governor’s victory,’ Rivers PDP says

The comment was made by Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah via a statement released on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. play

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

(Daily Post)

The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that there’s nothing wrong with the Supreme Court’s confirmation of Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory in the April 11, 2015 elections.

The comment was made by Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah via a statement released on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

Obuah spoke after All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun said that the judgment showed that something was wrong with the judiciary.

The statement reads:

“Rather than commending the justices of the Supreme Court for taking action to maintain the independence and unbiased position of the judiciary by declaring sound judgments as in the case of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Abia and Ebonyi states, the APC National Chairman, preferred to make such derogatory and unpatriotic statements about the judiciary.”

“One thing is certain and that is the fact that the Supreme Court justices took the part of honour and dignity by not yielding to the pressure and influence by the APC-led Federal Government, demanding the nullification of the elections of the affected PDP state governors; a commendable feat by the Supreme Court justices.”

“Another truth revealed to us in Oyegun’s statements is the fact that the APC leadership was and is not interested in the development and welfare of the people or simply put, good governance, but obviously interested in the economic resources of the states.”

“Our view of this position is that even if it requires setting the state ablaze just for APC to secure all these seats in the elections is of no consequence to APC. This must not be allowed to be witnessed in our state, especially when everyone has his or her fundamental rights to vote for his or her choice.”

“It is therefore, important that we remind the APC leadership that we are in a democracy where the three arms of government must be made to function independently, with checks and balance; where people should be allowed to take decision, based on their conviction and choice.”

“It is only in a dictatorial regime that the Odigie-Oyegun’s policies and principles can strive. The people have spoken and God has heard the voices of the people through the decision of the Supreme Court, only Odigie-Oyegun and the APC leadership know what they mean by investigating the applaudable judgment of the apex court.”

Oyegun had also lamented the APC’s loss of oil-rich states, which still provide much of Nigeria’s revenue despite the crash in global crude prices, to the PDP.

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