The Governor of Rivers State, on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.
The five-man panel of the tribunal had, today, September 11, dismissed the petition by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the February 23 election. At the ruling which lasted over eight hours, chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammad Garba, dismissed all the petitions filed by the petitioners for failing to convince the tribunal in the reliefs they sought.
However, shortly after the tribunal’s verdict, Governor Wike, in a statement issued by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, advised President Buhari to use his victory to work for all Nigerians, “irrespective of their political leanings.”
Governor Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided.