Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the Appeal Court judgement that sacked him on Wednesday.
He instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court, according to a statement signed and issued in Port Harcourt by Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media.
The court of Appeal nullified the April 11 governorship election in the state and ordered fresh poll but Wike easily refused the outcome, calling on all his supporters and the people of state to remain calm as justice would be done.
In the statement, Wike said, “I will use all constitutional processes to protect the mandate they freely bestowed on me and this inform my decision to approach the Supreme Court.”
''The governor said that he still remains the duly elected governor of Rivers State pending the determination of his appeal by the Supreme Court,'' the statement said.