Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended the Judiciary for reinstating Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP candidate for Ondo State governorship election slated for November 26.
A statement signed by his media assistant, Simeon Nwakaudu, advised Nigerians not to lose hope in the judiciary no matter the level of attacks on judicial officers.
He added that no matter the level of intimidation by the powers that be, there are resilient judicial officers, who would always enthrone the rule of law in the country.
The governor urged the people of Ondo State to ignore the change mantra and vote massively for Eyitayo Jegede to enable him continue with the ‘giant developmental strides’ of outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Wike said: “I wish Eyitayo Jegede the PDP candidate, the best in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“Ondo people know that Eyitayo Jegede is their candidate and only hope to continue the good works of Governor Mimiko.
“There have been pressures to make sure PDP scatters so that at the end of the day, PDP will not have a candidate in Ondo state.”
Similarly, Oladipupo Adebutu, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rural Development, has congratulated the PDP National Caretaker, Ahmed Maikarfi, Mimiko and Jegede.
Hon. Adebutu praised the valour of the Justices of the Court of appeal for standing by the truth, equity and good conscience.
“Today, the judiciary has once again shown that not only is it the last hope of humanity against the subversion of justice by people in high places, it also proved that in spite of the tonnes of bad eggs within the system, there still exist men of integrity and protector of sanity”
“I rejoice with members of our great party, the PDP, the good people of Ondo state I have no doubt that the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jedege will help solidify the foundation of growth already laid down by Governor Mimiko”
Hon. Adebutu admonished the people of the state to go all out on Saturday to vote the PDP back into office.