PDP, Wike vindicated - Party speaks as APC finally loses Supreme Court case
Eromosele Ebhomele|April. 11, 2019
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the recent ruling of the Supreme Court on Rivers election has vindicated it and Governor Wike
- The PDP says the final ruling against the APC came despite every desperate attempt by the party to take over Rivers
- The party urges the APC to get used to the face that it is the end of the road for it in Rivers
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the evening of Thursday, April 11, said the concluding judgment of the Supreme Court earlier in the day, concerning the election in Rivers had vindicated it.
The PDP noted that the ruling categorically ended the inordinate manipulations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to overturn the governorship and the legislative elections both at the national and state assembly levels.
The party said the judgement has has finally vindicated the PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike and the people of Rivers state.
A statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson of the PDP, said: “The resoluteness of the Supreme Court in upholding justice and resisting manipulations by APC leaders to revisit the issue of APC flawed primaries in the state, which were lawfully annulled by the lower courts, has brought respite to Nigerians and further restored their confidence in the institution of the judiciary.
“The spontaneous public jubilation that trailed the concluding judgment attests to this.”
The statement said the judgment signified the final triumph of the will of the people over what it described as the manipulative forces in APC in a bid to take over the state.
The PDP charged the APC leaders to note that they have come to the end of the road and that “though evil may thrive for a moment, truth, justice and the will of the people will always prevail.
“The PDP also expressed confidence that just as the will of the people of Rivers state has been preserved, its Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar on February 23, 2019, but brazenly stolen by the APC, will also be retrieved at the tribunal.”
The apex court, on Thursday, April 11, dismissed the application for lacking in merit.