The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has described Wednesday’s judgment of the Supreme Court, affirming the election of Governor Nyesom Wike, as a temporary setback.
The State APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ikanya, through the party’s Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, noted that the judgment of the apex court was received with mixed feelings.
APC in Rivers said: “The APC will like to thank our candidates in the race for Senatorial, House of Representatives and Rivers State House of Assembly reruns. The party urges them to remain steadfast, resilient and work hard, with the party, to ensure that we win the forthcoming reruns.
“The party will also like to appreciate its leadership at all levels, for showing uncommon courage, resilience and unity since inception to date. The same appreciation goes to our esteemed and loyal followers, who have resisted impunity, temptation and enticement, to remain resolute in service to the APC. It is our belief that whatever appears to be a setback now is only temporary, as we will soon re-assert our pride of place in the political milieu of Rivers State and Nigeria. It must surely end in praise”.
Mr. Ikanya also called on those who recently joined the APC to know that they made the right decision, stressing that they would create a working synergy that would transcend the present times.
Governor Wike emerged victorious at the apex court after having his election nullified by the Appeal Court and Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.