Social media users have commended River state governor, Nyesom Wike for congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari over the reaffirmation of his reelection by the presidential election tribunal.
In its ruling, Justice Mohammed Garba, who led the five-man panel, dismissed the petition in its entirety and the parties are to bear their respective cost.
Wike got applauds for being the first opposition leader to congratulate the president.
The governor has also been in the news for condemning the committee set up by his party , the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to investigate the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, describing it as the most corrupt in the history of the major opposition party.
Is it not wonderful that Wike was the first politician across all parties that first congratulated Buhari? Does it not mean he knew before now that Atiku wasn’t coming anywhere? pic.twitter.com/sYkp0gW3ad
— Olukayode bakre (@kayodebakre8) September 11, 2019
2015 Supreme Court in Wike v Peterside decided that Card Reader generated information was not good evidence to prove over-voting, noncompliance, thus saved @GovWike; @OfficialPDPNig said it was best decision
…today Wike v Peterside is cited against PDP, & it’s now bad decision
— Achi William-Wobodo (@AchiWobodo) September 12, 2019
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.
Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) September 11, 2019
Wike may not be a nice person, but he doesn’t pretend about Atiku. He knows Atiku is a disaster and will remain so.
— Eddy Odiwanor (@Edwanor) September 12, 2019
Gov.Wike has congratulated @MBuhari on his victory at PEPT. Are we witnessing the resurgence of Alh.Waziri Ibrahim’s brand of “politic without bitterness” in Nigeria, or it’s some gimmicks by Wike.
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) September 11, 2019
You only live once! One of Nyesom Wike’s finest moments 🤣.
— TWEET PAPA🍒🍷⭕️ (@TweetAtAustin) September 12, 2019
We your true supporters never expected anything less than what the judgement was.just like,the Rivers state governor,Nyesom Wike has said,we,hereby, urge u to focus more on the delivery of true dividends of democracy to the people.God bless and strengthen you.
— Victor Enzo (@Rah_keem) September 11, 2019
Nigerians rema wike
— Ireti Faleti (@hopekins01) September 12, 2019