Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state has described Dakuku Peterside, his rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship election, as “a pathological liar”.
Reacting to the allegation of Peterside that he influenced the supreme justices who validated his victory, Wike said Peterside and the APC would stop at nothing to destroy the apex court.
Wike alleged that the APC candidate and John Oyegun, chairman of the ruling party, had been attacking the judges for upholding justice.
He accused them of also instigating President Muhammadu Buhari against the people of Rivers state and those from the Niger Delta.
“The late foremost Nationalist Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe is noted to have warned that if you do not answer false allegations made against you by your opponents, those allegations soon gain currency and belief,” he said in a statement.
“It is with this admonition in mind that we are constrained to reply to the childish and infantile gibberish ranted today in the guise of a press conference by the defeated APC gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside.
“Dakuku Peterside and his party’s true reaction to the Supreme Court victory was given during the former’s visit of incitement against Rivers people and the peoples of the Niger Delta to Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the APC chairman.
“At that meeting in which Dakuku Peterside was inciting the president and the people of Nigeria against the peoples of the Niger Delta and the government and people of Rivers state, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
“Chief Onyegun then proceeded to announce that the Supreme Court would be probed for doing their work simply because verdict was not given in favour of Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
“Dr. Dakuku Peterside and his APC have not accepted the Supreme Court verdict and would do anything to destroy the Supreme Court and the integrity of its Justices for daring to uphold existing jurisprudence.
“The pathological liar Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside claimed that: as early as 9 am on Wednesday January 27, 2016 Wike Supporters were already in jubilation; there were comments in social media three weeks before the verdict on Wike’s victory; the respected Odilis’ were used to procure the verdict of the Supreme Court. These allegations are scornful, demented and laughable.”