OrderPaperToday – The victory of Governors Nyesom Wike and Dave Umahi of Rivers and Ebonyi States respectively at the Supreme Court has been described as important for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was the position of Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in his reaction to the judicial verdicts which affirmed the governors’ victories in the 2015 elections today in Abuja.
Ekweremadu who congratulated the governors said: “These are important victories, not only for the people of Rivers and Ebonyi States, but also for the PDP.
“These verdicts have further confirmed that both states are PDP strongholds and I have no doubt that the people are even further bolstered by this judgment to keep it so”.
Senator Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, also commended the apex court for “preserving the mandate of the people.
“By these verdicts, the Supreme Court has shown itself, once again, as the last hope of the common man. The apex court has continued to demonstrate that it has all that it takes to deepen our democracy and uphold the people’s rights to freely elect their leaders.”
He urged both governors to continue to reciprocate the people’s goodwill and support through the delivery of democracy dividends in their respective states.
Governor Wike’s election was confirmed by a unanimous judgement of a 7-man panel of the Supreme court which upturned the ruling of the Appeal court and that of the lower tribunal which had nullified his election and ordered a rerun.