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Rivers: PDP Reacts As Supreme Court Upholds Wike’s Election

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

Naija News reports that the Supreme Court upheld the election of the Rivers state governor on Friday, October 25.

This online news platform understands that the Supreme Court had upheld two appeals filed by Wike against the decisions of the Court of Appeal, up tuning the dismissal of a petition filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) and its candidate in the last governorship election, Awara Biokpomabo Festus.

A seven-man panel of the apex court in two unanimous judgments on Friday upheld the two appeals by Governor Wike on the grounds that they were meritorious.

Naija News understands that the appeals were marked: SC/1111/2019 and SC/1112/2019.

Justice Ejembi Eko of the Supreme Court wrote and delivered the lead judgments in both appeals, which the other six members of the panel agreed with.

Reacting in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described the judgement as the final triumph of justice and the will of the people over anti-democratic forces.

The PDP stated that the judgement confirmed the court readiness to correct any miscarriage of justice at lower stages of justice system, particularly electoral cases.

Ologbondiyan said that such fearless verdict was needed at all levels of the justice system to achieve the much-needed stability.

He said that the ruling consolidated the platform for the governor to continue in his commitment towards greater productivity without further distractions from those who do not wish the state well.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.