A former Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area and Mayor of Orashi Region,High Chief Cassidy Ikegbidi congratulated the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State Dr.Dakuku Adol Peterside over his victory at the Rivers State election petition tribunal.
Cassidy Ikegbidi who spoke at his countryhome in Ihugbogo community,Ahoada East Local Government Area,Rivers State said the tribunal judgement that sacked Nyesom Wike as Governor of Rivers State was not surprised to him,due to the nature of violence that marred the April 11th Governorship election in the state.
While, describing the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man which has vindicated the Rivers APC that there was no election in Rivers State. The former council boss noted that the decision of the tribunal to nullify the Governorship election was for the best interest of Rivers people and a victory for the common man,adding that the elections were characterised with violence,killings,and rigging
He stated that the spirits of the innocent blood shed during the elections can only be at rest if Wike is thrown out of Government House and those behind the killings are prosecuted and jailed.
Ikegbidi,expressed shock that Wike after boasting that even if elections are conducted 100 times in Rivers State he would win had vowed to pursue his case to the Supreme court,instead of testing his popularity as he claimed .
He urged the people of Rivers State to dust their Permanent Voters Card(PVC)and prepare for a re-run election in the State.
It will be recalled that Chief Ikegbidi was kidnapped prior to the Local Government election held on May 23rd in Rivers State