The All Progressives Congress, APC, has lauded its governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, for his doggedness and strong conviction in the pursuit of his petition against the Nyesom Wike at the election tribunal.
In a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the election overturn by the election tribunal in Abuja has been described as part of the wind of change that is blowing across the land under President Buhari’s administration.
In the words of Mohammed, “What has come across from this judgement is that there is no shortcut to free, fair and credible elections. This is part of the wind of change that is blowing across the land and touching all arms of government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
While urging APC members and supporters in the state to remain peaceful during this period, APC further said, ‘Elections are about the expression of the will of the people, and they must always be free to express themselves, irrespective of what some desperate politicians may feel.’
The statement also shaded politicians, especially those seeking or occupying elective office, saying ‘they must realize that they can only derive their legitimacy from the people, and that unless they respect the wishes of the people, they will not go far.’