The judgement of the Rivers State Election Tribunal in Abuja annulling the April 28th election which saw a peaceful, credible and balanced demonstration of democratic processes in Rivers State, no doubt, came as a surprise to Rivers people who have already chosen their leader and were just beginning to settle in. While Rivers people had so much faith in the Nigerian judicial system, the hasty, compromised delivery of prearranged, ill-timed and obviously faulty judgment yesterday has played down on the hopes of dutiful Rivers people to have a say in the governance of their own state.
It is strongly-shared common knowledge that from the realities of his political uprightness, the previous exercise of landslide confidence in him in the April 28th election, and his achievements in just four months as Governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike will emerge Governor of Rivers State even if the elections are rerun a hundred times over. That is because Rivers people have decided.
Make no mistake about it, Nyesom Wike remains the Executive Governor of Rivers State until otherwise explicitly stated in the Supreme Court where this matter will be dragged to, if necessary. Only extremely partisan media outlets will intentionally misinform people that Wike is no longer Governor of Rivers State.
In the end, the wish of the people will prevail. As the saying goes, the voice of the people is the voice of God. There’s no need to fret. Remain calm and law-abiding. Justice must surely prevail in Rivers State.
God bless Rivers State
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