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Awara was no threat, says Wike



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of his re-election was an indication that the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Biokpomabo Awara couldn’t have won the governorship poll.

Wike said the election ought not to have caused any issue, as Awara, who is not known in Rivers State, posed no problem.

He stated in Port Harcourt, yesterday, that he only got to know of the AAC candidate two days to the election, “because such a person never existed in the political lexicon of Rivers State.”

He said: “I expected the confirmation because the law is clear. The man challenging us never contested any election. So, he couldn’t have won. It is so painful, but what do you do? It is part of life. If he really contested, one can say there could be a problem…”

He said though nobody expects perfection, the Judiciary has continued to perform its constitutional responsibilities.

The governor explained that his training as a lawyer has helped him to always promote the rule of law, which is the cornerstone of good governance.

He stated that the relative security being enjoyed in the state was a product of investment of the state Government and stakeholders’ contributions.


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