The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the validation of his election by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Wike’s congratulatory message came few hours after he stated that Rivers State has the capacity to withstand President Buhari’s party, All Progressives Congress, and fight it to a standstill.
In a statement Wednesday, Wike urged Buhari to use his victory to work for all Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings.
Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential poll.
The congratulatory message was released as at the time PDP vowed to challenge the ruling of the Tribunal at the Supreme Court.