Governor Nyesom Wike became the first opposition Governor to congratulate President Buhari over his victory at the Presidential Tribunal on Wednesday September 11.
The Rivers State Governor in a statement released on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu asked President Buhari to work for all Nigerians irrespective of their political leanings.
The PDP Chieftain and coordinator of the Atiku’s campaign in the south-south noted that the country is divided and further called on President Buhari to work towards the unity of the country.
“Governor Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided,” Nwakaudu said in a statement.
Recall that the five-man Presidential Election Petition Tribunal led by Mohammed Garba dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, saying the petitioners failed to convince the tribunal in the reliefs they sought. The opposition party and its candidate however rejected the ruling, stating that they will be heading to the Supreme Court.