Nyesom Wike on tribunal’s decision
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that the judiciary ganged up against him as the Rivers state election tribunal annulled his election.
In a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Opunabo Nko-Tariah, he called the tribunal’s decision “an affront on democracy”, claiming the people of Rivers wanted him.
“What is going on right now can best be described as judicial gang-up against Governor Wike, nay, the people of Rivers State. It is an affront on democracy and a blight disregard for the will of the people as evinced in the April 11 general elections.”
“The courts are setting pernicious precedents by hinging their verdicts on inane points. Rivers people overwhelmingly gave their mandate to Governor Wike but a microscopic few want to wrest that mandate from him through the back door.”