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Wike’s Sack, Deadly Blow To Impunity, Hooliganism –APC

By Ayo Balogun

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the ruling Saturday, of the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, describing the sack of Governor Nyesom Wike of the PDP as a “deadly body blow to impunity and hooliganism”.

The National Publicity Secretary, of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement he issued Saturday in Lagos declared that the judgement has shown clearly that the era of impunity and hooliganism was over, while the only way for elections to have legitimacy was for them to be free, fair and credible.

”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,” it said.

APC said politicians, especially those seeking or occupying elective office, must realize that they could only derive their legitimacy from the people, and that unless they respect the wishes of the people, they would not go far.

APC therefore hailed its governorship candidate in Rivers and the petitioner, Mr. Dakuku Peterside, for his doggedness and strong conviction in the pursuit of his petition against the election of Wike that was not only marred by widespread violence and electoral malfeasance, but also acknowledged to be so by local and international observers – and now by the judiciary.

It urged all APC members and supporters in the state to remain peaceful, even in the face of provocation by those who are now realizing, to their chagrin, that there is always a limit to everything, including impunity and hooliganism.


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