The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Ebonyi State counterpart, Governor Dave Umahi, on their victories at the Supreme Court today.
Reacting to the verdicts of the Supreme Court, which upheld the April 2015 governorship elections in Rivers and Ebonyi States, which were won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates, Senator Ekweremadu commended the apex court for preserving the mandate of the people.
He said: “By these verdicts, the Supreme Court has shown itself, once again, as the last hope of the common man. The apex court has continued to demonstrate that it has all that it takes to deepen our democracy and uphold the people’s rights to freely elect their leaders.
“These are important victories, not only for the people of Rivers and Ebonyi States, but also for the PDP. These verdicts have further confirmed that both states are PDP strongholds and I have no doubt that the people are even further bolstered by these judgments to keep it so”.
He urged both governors to continue to reciprocate the people’s goodwill and support through the delivery of democracy dividends in their respective states.