Nyesom Wike verdict :Wild jubilation in Port Harcourt

Nyesom Wike verdict :Wild jubilation in Port Harcourt

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:23 pm

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Now Wike has the last laugh

Now Wike has the last laugh

Wild celebrations have broken out in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, following the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the election of  Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers state. There has been sporadic  booms of crackers and knockouts as well.

The celebration curiously  as early as 2 pm. on the streets of Port Harcourt, even before the verdict.

The Supreme Court delivered it judgment in favour Governor Nyesom Wike and dismissed the case of the APC governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside.

Drinking joints are experiencing unprecedented patronages.

Security has meanwhile  been beefed up at major road junctions to curtail excesses of supporters of both PDP and APC in the state capital.

In his first reaction Emma Okah, a lawyer  and Commissioner for Housing said on his Facebook post : Wike and PDP won at the  Supreme Court of Nigeria. Federal might failed. Pride of APC failed. Supreme Court feared God”.

In his reaction,Ken Atswete, ,a Port Harcourt based human rights lawyer in his reaction said:”The Apex Court has spoken and that is the law.The law is final!”

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