Immediate past Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dakuku Peterside, on Sunday, both gave thanks to God for the judgment delivered by the state’s Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Abuja and which annulled the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.
Addressing a forum of the party in Port Harcourt, Amaechi specifically argued that those familiar with his political history know that things sometimes don’t come easy.
The former governor, who noted that the party won the tribunal judgement by the grace of God said, “You can pay all the money you want to pay, but if God says it is not your turn, it is not your turn. It is God that gave the victory at the tribunal.
“Even if we win at the Supreme Court it is still not yet time for celebration. This is not a new path for those of you who know me. We did not know they had fixed Saturday for judgement, here we are to thank God.”
Amaechi tasked his followers to learn to thank God, saying God had been there for him.
Peterside, on his part, maintained that he was hopeful that the party will win the rerun election ordered by the tribunal.
He called on members of the party to be peaceful and continue to conduct themselves decently.