Following the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed his victory at the Rivers state gubernatorial election, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has extended his hand of friendship to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, asking that they join his government in moving the state forward.
In a statewide broadcast to the Rivers people on Thursday, Wike said it was time for all parties to put their differences aside and help to move the state forward.
He said, “We salute Dr. Adol Dakuku Peterside, my friend and APC governorship candidate for his courage in fighting his course to the end. Now that the battle is over, the interest of Rivers State should be primary in our considerations and actions.
“It is our pleasure to invite Dr. Dakuku Peterside and the entire APC followership to join us in the work of actualising the aspirations of our people.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2015 elections, Prince Tonye Princewill, insisted that the states April 11, 2015 election, was neither free nor fair.