Following the Appeal Court ruling that a fresh governorship election should be conducted in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has directed his lawyers to appeal today’s judgement at the Supreme Court.
Wike said in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, that he disagreed with the Appeal Court judgment, hence his decision to exhaust his constitutional right by challenging the judgment at the apex court.
The governor called on all his supporters and the people of Rivers State to remain calm and expressed the belief that justice would be done at the end.
He assured the people of the state that he would use all constitutional processes to protect the mandate they freely bestowed on him, hence his decision to approach the Supreme Court for further adjudication.
The governor said he still remains the duly elected governor of Rivers State pending the determination of his appeal by the Supreme Court.
Wike assured the people of Rivers State that all ongoing development projects would continue while his administration would not relent in promoting the security of lives and property across the state.