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Governor Wike shuts down Port Harcourt in Victory Parade [SEE PHOTOS]

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday, January 29, had a street parade in some parts of Port Harcourt, the state capital, and Obio-Akpor local Government area after his victory at  the Supreme Court as a means to ‘meet’ with the ordinary  people of the state during  a “Meet the people victory  parade” across the major residential areas.

Greeted by several thousands of residents which included women, youths, children  and  men, Governor  Wike  said  that  the Supreme Court judgment was made possible  by  votes of the people  on April 11 and 12, 2015 and their prayers while the  litigation  lasted in different  courts.

 The “Meet the people victory parade” was carnival-like as Rivers  people sang popular  Wike campaign  songs as his motorcade drove by.

Governor Wike who drove in an open roof Sports Utility Vehicle, waved and  shook hands with residents, thanking them for their support via the use of a megaphone.

The governor told the  people of  the  state  that he will remain committed  to  their welfare all through his administration. He also said that his administration will deliver on all development programmes  promised the people.

See also: Breaking news! Supreme Court upholds Wike’s election

According to him, the  state will be the centre of attraction in this dispensation  because  of  the  successes  that his administration  will record.

“I wholeheartedly  thank the  people of Rivers State  for their votes, support and prayers  all through  this process. We are building  a new Rivers State  that will benefit  all our people. 
“You have played your  part in this social contract. It is now my turn to continue  to  deliver.  You have already  witnessed unprecedented  development, but that is just the beginning  of  our success story. This administration  will make Rivers State  the reference  point of development  projects in the  country. I remain  eternally grateful  to  you.”



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Governor  Wike’s  “Meet the  people victory parade” took him to Borikiri and Diobu  in Port Harcourt City. He also traversed Rumuokwuta and Rumuola in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

The governor  appealed to  the  people of Rivers State  to support  all PDP  candidates  during the forthcoming rerun state and national Assembly elections.

The Supreme Court had on Wednesday, January 27 upheld the mandate of the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, thus, validating the result of the April 11 poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

See also: Tsunami in Rivers State as Supreme Court Affirms Nyesom Wike as duly elected Governor

The apex court set aside judgments of both the Rivers state governorship election ‎petition tribunal and that of the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, which annulled Wike’s election.

According to Justice Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead verdict, three separate appeals that were filed by Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and INEC, were meritorious.


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