Following Wednesday’s ruling of the appellate court which voided his election, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has instructed his lawyers to proceed to the Supreme Court to appeal against the latest judgment which ordered fresh governorship election in the state.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, shortly after the judgment was delivered, Governor Wike stated that “he disagrees with the judgment, hence his decision to exhaust his constitutional right by challenging the Appeal Court judgment at the Supreme Court.”
While calling on all his supporters and the people of Rivers State to remain calm as Justice will be done at the end of day, he assured the Rivers people that “he will use all constitutional processes to protect the mandate they freely bestowed on him, hence his decision to approach the Supreme Court for further adjudication.”
According to the statement, “The governor said that he still remains the duly elected governor of Rivers State pending the determination of his appeal by the Supreme Court.
“Governor Wike assured the people of Rivers State that all ongoing development projects will continue while his administration will continue to promote the security of lives and property across the state.”