Wike dissociates self from comments made by media aide alleging a judicial gangup against him
Two days after one of his media aide, Opunabo Nko-Tariah
released a statement describing the nullification of his April
11th election as a judicial gang up against him(read here ),
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has dissociated
himself from Nko-Tariah’s comments.
Speaking at a meeting with Rivers state Stakeholders
comprising of serving senators, House of Reps members,
Traditional rulers and others at the government house in
Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike said he has confidence in the
judiciary and that he never sent any of his aides to
disrespect the judiciary
“Be assured by the Grace of God our lawyers are
working hard to file the appeal within stipulated
to cast aspersions on judges. I have also told people
not to speak on my behalf to castigate judges. The
tribunal is not the final appellate court on this
matter. There is no need of castigating the judiciary.
We are not one of those when judgment favours
you, you says you have confidence in the judiciary.
When it does not favour you, you lose confidence in
the judiciary. I want to say in the past two days, you
must have read where they quoted me as saying
judicial terrorism or judicial gang-up, I never said
The governor added that his team of lawyers are working
round the clock to complete the process of filing an appeal
against the judgment. Speaking at the solidarity visit,
Senator George Sekibo said that Wike was duly elected and
his election will be updated in course of the appeal.