Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dissociated himself from all negative statements regarding the recent nullification of his election as Governor of Rivers State, attributed to him by the media.
The Governor made the declaration yesterday at the Government House Banquet Hall, Port Harcourt, while addressing Rivers State Stakeholders.
“In the past two days you may have read on the front pages of newspapers, where it was said that, I used terms like ‘Judicial terrorism’ and ‘Judicial gang up’. I never said so. I never authorized anybody to speak on my behalf as far as that issue is concerned.
When we had our thanksgiving last Sunday, I did say that we must not cast aspersions. People should control themselves and know that, if you believe in God, you have nothing to fear.” Governor Wike admonished.
Governor Wike explained that people reacted to the court ruling in different ways and that, if one is dissatisfied with a particular ruling, he or she could go to the Court of Appeal to seek redress, that even the All Progressive Congress, APC, members had appealed the National Assembly ruling, that was not in their favour.
He also explained that the paragraphs on crime and violence, which the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal used as part of its judgment to nullify his election, had been finally expunged by the Court of Appeal.
Governor Wike remarked that seeking redress in Election Petition Tribunal was part of the democratic process, and urged everybody to be calm, law abiding and go about his/her normal businesses and duties, because there is hope.
The State Chief Executive exhorted all traditional rulers to maintain peace in their respective domains.
The Governor remarked that the spate of kidnappings and other vices happening in the state, were because the state had received new security chiefs, such as the new Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Services, Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders, who are yet to master the terrain of Rivers State.

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