Governor Nyesom Wike (image courtesy: Rivers Government House)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal for upholding the election of Governor Nyesom Wike in the March 9 governorship poll in the state.

The opposition described the Tribunal’s verdict as an inevitable triumph of justice over forces that sought to undermine the will of the people in the state.

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Concise News reports that the Tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Victor Fingesi, describing it as an adventure to “discover the non-existent”.

The Tribunal also declared that in the end, nothing was discovered by the petitioner.

But in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted that Wike’s victory in the election underscored his popularity.

According to it, the governor is committed to the good of the people as evinced in the infrastructural development and empowerment of the people since he took office in 2015.

“The PDP describes Governor Wike as a highly dedicated, innovative and patriotic leader whose commitment to the wellbeing of his people and the overall stability of our nation has remained a reference point in contemporary Nigeria,” the statement said.

It added, “While commending the Tribunal for upholding justice in the matter, the party urged all its elected and appointed public officials to continue in their dedication and selfless service to the people, in line with the manifesto of the PDP and vision of our founding fathers.”