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Thousands Welcome Wike To Rivers, Says Appeal Court Decision Temporary Setback

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State whose election was nullified by the Court of Appeal told thousands of supporters who came to welcome him at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Thursday from Abuja, said the nullification of his election is a temporary setback.

Wike who urged the people to remain peaceful, said Rivers state remains PDP despite “the contrived situation,” at present, explaining that the process of Appeal to the Supreme Court was on.

He gave assurance that the PDP is ready for the National Assembly elections and called on Rivers people to resist any attempt by the Federal Government to use soldiers and policemen to manipulate the elections.

He said: “I want to warn, let nobody attempt to do what happened in Bayelsa State here. Since they said they have annulled the elections, let them come and conduct fresh elections. Let nobody think that they can use soldiers and policemen to intimidate us.

“We will resist any such attempt. We have maintained our cool for a long time. Our calmness should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness.

“We shall return all our National Assembly members as a way to disgrace those who think they will snatch the mandate of the people.”