Amaechi says No victor, no vanquished over Supeme Court verdict

By The Citizen

The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that though the Supreme Court judgement vindicated him against his opponent in the 2011 election, Mr. Celestine Omehia, there is no victor, no vanquished in the matter.

Amaechi explained that the court ruling had provided an opportunity for everybody to join his administration in the development of the state and the advancement of the people.

The governor, who spoke in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, said Friday's Supreme Court judgment was a sign that God was with his administration and supporters.

He promised that his government would continue to work hard and better the lives of the people.

'Today's judgment once again shows that God is with us. As God has given us the opportunity to oversee the affairs of Rivers State, we will continue to do so diligently and tirelessly to better the lives of our people and develop the state.

'We will rededicate and focus more on administering good governance to the people of the state and ensure that our people continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy,' Amaechi said.

He appealed to Omehia, his (Omehia's) supporters and the people of the state to work together with him.

Amaechi also praised the apex court for its handling of the case, just as he expressed his gratitude to the people of the state for their support after emerging victorious at the court.