By Samuel Tombra, Port Harcourt
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has urged his supporters not to be dismayed by the recent judgment of the Supreme Court that ruled against the party.
Speaking at a reception organized for him by his supporters at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday, he told the horde of supporters that welcomed him that all hopes are not lost.
The Supreme Court recently upheld the election of Governor Nysome Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was nullified by the Court of Appeal and the Election Petition Tribunal.
â€œI want to pay special tribute to you. Never before in the history of this state have we got a set of men and women, so determined to change the course of things as we currently have.
â€œThe highest court in the country has given its judgment but know that your hopes are not dashed ultimately, you will triumph over your enemies,â€™â€™ he said.
Peterside said the party had given God glory and were not deterred or dismayed with the judgment of the court.
He said the APC had accepted the verdict of the apex court, even though it had some reservations, but do not have alternative.
â€œWe know that the blood of all the people that were killed on April 11, 2015 will cry for justice and God will surely give his final judgment.
â€œYou have got the judgment of man, but please wait for the judgment of God and do not be discouraged,â€™â€™ he said.
He said God would be with the party as it faces the challenges ahead because it was fighting a just course to liberate Rivers people.
He urged members of the APC and his supporters to remain peaceful, law abiding and should not resort to violence.
â€œWe congratulate our friend Gov. Wike, but we will constructively criticise policies of the state government that is anti-people with courage and passion.
â€œWe have already offered to help him work for peace and development of the state, and in doing that, we will serve as the conscience of Rivers people and government.â€™â€™Â