Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the validation of his election by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
In a statement Wednesday, Wike urged Buhari to use his victory to work for all Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings.
Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 23 presidential poll.
The sudden congratulatory message attracted mixed feelings amongst members of the party. The opposition party rejected the verdict of the tribunal in all entirety and they are heading to the Supreme Court. Wike congratulating Buhari when the Supreme Court is yet to deliver judgement on the case is not in the right direction for the opposition party. What if Buhari loses at the Supreme Court.
It is obvious that Gov Wike is afraid of what the tyrant would do to him. The North are hatching an evil plot against him over the alleged demolition of a mosque in Port Harcourt. The Sultan of Sokoto had already stated his position and he vowed that the Governor will be dealt with, his statement also corroborates with that of Alhaji Ganduje of Kano State.