Mixed Feelings As Wike Congratulates Buhari On His Victory At Election Tribunal


There’s might be an uproar and a little bit of shake up in People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as one of the strong members and governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.

Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide. This we gathered did not go down well with some chieftains of PDP who believed Wike has traded his loyalty.

The five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba in a unanimous decision dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate.

The panel said petitioners failed to convince the tribunal for the reliefs they sought.

In his petition, the PDP presidential candidate claimed that he won Buhari with over a million votes.

He also prayed for an order declaring that the president does not have the requisite academic qualifications to hold office.

But the petition was dismissed in “its entirety.”

However, Wike urged 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,” Nwakaudu said.


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