Crowd of supporters were at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday evening to welcome him back from Abuja. Addressing the people, Wike said that: “the ungodly political gang-up in Abuja will never compel him to abandon the mandate given to him freely by Rivers people.”
He also stressed that the judgment of the tribunal which removed him was tantamount to a lower court over-ruling a superior court, this he said is unknown to the law.
Governor Wike who was accompanied by the PDP Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Rivers leaders said: “I have never seen a situation where a lower court overrules a higher court. The Court of Appeal has ruled on the issue of card reader which the tribunal based today’s judgment upon.
“Nobody will intimidate me to abandon the people of Rivers State. Justice will prevail at the end. I have a very good case and my lawyers are already compiling the appeal process. Therefore, Rivers people should remain peaceful as the good work already started will be completed by God’s grace.”
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Meanwhile, Tonye Princewill, a candidate of the Labour Party in the April 11 governorship election has advised Wike not to appeal the judgment of the governorship tribunal.