Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described the nullification of his election as a temporary setback. He said God’s will and the mandate of the people will prevail at the end of the day.
The appeal court in Abuja had, yesterday, nullified Wike’s election, upholding the verdict of the election petition tribunal which sacked him as governor of the state.
Addressing thousands of people of Rivers State, who thronged the Port Harcourt International Airport to receive him on Thursday, Governor Wike urged them to remain peaceful as the state still belonged to the PDP despite the current situation of things.
“I want to warn, let nobody attempt to do what happened in Bayelsa State here. Since they said they have annulled the elections, let them come and conduct fresh elections. Let nobody think that they can use soldiers and policemen to intimidate us. We will resist any such attempt. We have maintained our cool for a long time. Our calmness should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness,” Wike said.
The governor stated that Rivers people are peace-loving, but they hate injustice and intimidation. He advised all PDP members in the state to commence unit to unit and ward to ward campaigns for the National Assembly elections. The national assembly members had also been sacked by the tribunal which ordered a rerun.
“We shall return all our National Assembly members as a way to disgrace those who think they will snatch the mandate of the people,” he said.
Wike promised that his administration will continue to work for the people of the state and deliver good governance.