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Gov. Wike denies N5bn bribe to Judges

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he did not offer any money to Supreme court Judges to validate his election.

Wike was reacting to an online media report that he gave N5bn bribe to Supreme Court Justices to validate his election.

The Governor who spoke in Port Harcourt on Wednesday through his Special Assistant on Media, Simon Nwakaudu said the report “is patently false, manifestly unpatriotic and a continuation of the ugly assault by APC and their sponsors on the nation’s judiciary”.

He denied bribing any ‘Supreme Court justice or Justices’ to get his election validated saying that he has always had confidence in the judiciary to uphold the tenets of the law.
He said “The Supreme Court upheld the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in line with the same principles of law and facts that it upheld the elections of APC governors, especially Lagos, Kaduna, Zamfara, Oyo, Ogun etc.

“It is on record that the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who has been indicted by a properly constituted Judicial Commission of Inquiry for fraudulently enriching himself by embezzling Rivers State funds is a major sponsor and Financial contributor of the online medium”

“Therefore, the said quoted report is in furtherance of the Amaechi and APC agenda to malign the people of judiciary for upholding the election of the Rivers State Governor”

He said APC sees Rivers State “as a resource pool that must be raped recklessly, hence their desperation to bring the state under their control to the detriment of the larger populace”.

The Governor vowed that neither blackmail or intimidation will stop him from defending the people of the State as well as upholding the mandate given to him.

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