I Have Accepted Supreme Court Judgement – Peterside Dakuku

by on January 29, 2016

Dr Dakuku Peterside, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers in the April 2015 election, says he has accepted the Supreme Court judgment which upheld Gov. Nyesom Wike`s election.
Peterside disclosed this on Friday in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“ I thank God for giving me the opportunity to go this far.
“ The learned Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria have arrived at a decision, which was a clear departure from the earlier findings of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal and Court of Appeal.
“ We accept the verdict. We magnify God for giving us the will to go thus far,“ he said.
Peterside, a former member of the House of Representatives (APC-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency), thanked the people of the state for their support during and after the election.
According to him, the party fought for the good and interest of the state and not a selfish fight.
“ They know that we were not fighting for ourselves. We were fighting for the good and interest of all Rivers people and those who live in the state.
“ We urge all of them to take a cue from us and accept the verdict, same way we did and remain peaceful and keep trusting the Almighty God,“ he said.
Peterside said the party would work for peace and development of the state by being a vibrant opposition.
He urged the state government not to take it personal, any time the party criticises its policies and decisions.
“ Whenever he (Wike) needs our suggestions on issues, we will be readily available to offer it,“ he said. (NAN)

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  • January 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    now apc have acknolage that no one but almighty god buhari amechi peter side apeal cort all nija apc put to geda are no


  • dairo tope
    January 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I belive the president is doing his best


  • akin sodimu
    January 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Dr. Dakuku Peterside, with this sensible statement of acceptance of the verdict of the Supreme Court, and the cooperation with the governor Wike to move the state forward, through vibrant opposition and selfless criticism, has actually shown him as a democrat, a scholar of repute, and a complete gentleman who has great respect for God and humanity.


  • Izuagba Martins
    January 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Whether Peterside accepts or rejects supreme court verdict is immaterial becos d court is d last court in Nigeria and he can’t take d case anywhere else. Rivers is rescued.


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