Peterside’s Comment On Supreme Court Judgment Demented – Wike

Nyesom WikeGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has condemned the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside, for his recent diatribe questioning the integrity of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Peterside had lose his bid to nullify the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State after the apex court set aside the separate rulings of the Appeal Court and Election Petitions Tribunal, which ordered fresh polls in the state, to validate the election of Wike, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as governor of Rivers.
The APC flag bearer, who initially accepted the judgment of the court and promised to provide credible opposition to the PDP-led government in the state, made a U-turn on Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the decision of the Supreme Court on the Rivers State guber poll was not a product of justice but rather a product of compromise and orchestrated contrivance to legalise electoral violence and rigging and, in turn, reward injustice.
“This calls for serious introspection by our Judiciary and judicial officers”, Peterside, a former House of Representatives member, added.
In his reaction, Wike said that Peterside and his political party were worried about his warning to election riggers because “they have perfected the ugly plot to rig and steal the mandate of the Rivers people during the forthcoming legislative rerun elections”.
The governor, who spoke through the State Commissioner for Information, Austin Tam-George, regretted that Dakuku Peterside could exhibit “his incoherent character” to the level of spewing falsehood and propaganda against the judiciary and the Supreme Court, saying: “These allegations are scornful, demented and laughable”.
“Rotimi Amaechi, Dakuku’s mentor, is known to have a reputation of boasting about judicial verdicts before they are given. Rotimi Amaechi has never bothered to deny any of the allegations credited to him in the publication.
“There was nothing fundamentally wrong with the Supreme Court. Clearly, the advice that was given by Dr. Peter Odili, a medical practitioner and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, was purely fatherly which Governor Wike took, and it served him well”, Tam-George added.


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