The All Progressives Congress, APC, shortly after the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal announced the removal of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, released a press statement in Lagos through its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, saying the judgement showed clearly that the era of impunity and hooliganism was over, and that the only way for elections to have legitimacy is for them to be free, fair and credible. The statemet said it was also part of the wind of change currently blowing across the country under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari.
”What has come across from this judgement is that there is no shortcut to free, fair and credible elections. This is part of the wind of change that is blowing across the land and touching all arms of government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
”Elections are about the expression of the will of the people, and they must always be free to express themselves, irrespective of what some desperate politicians may feel,” the party said.
The party also hailed its governorship candidate in the State, Dakuku Peterside, for his doggedness and strong conviction in the pursuit of his petition against the election of Mr. Wike.