Ihedioha: Rivers govt denies Wike insulted PDP over the protest against S'Court verdict

Ihedioha: Rivers govt denies Wike insulted PDP over the protest against S'Court verdict

- The Rivers state commissioner for information has debunked the reports claiming Governor Wike insulted the PDP over its recent Abuja protest

- Wike, according to the commissioner has utmost respect for the PDP leadership and did not at any point in time condemn the protest

- The commissioner accused the 'moles' within the PDP for spreading the report which he described as fake news

Governor Nyesom Wike's aide on information, Paulinus Nsirim, has reacted to the reports claiming the Rivers state governor insulted his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for protesting against the Imo Supreme Court ruling.

The Sun reports that Nsirim who is the commissioner for information debunked the reports which he described as fake.

Legit.ng gathers that the commissioner said his principal holds has maximum respect for the leadership of the party.

She added that Governor Wike would not work against a party he worked hard to build alongside other stakeholders.

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Nsirim reiterated that the Rivers state governor did not at any point condemn the PDP's protest.

The information commissioner accused the 'moles' within the PDP for spreading the misinformation about Governor Wike.

Legit.ng notes, however, that some political analysts condemned the PDP protest, saying it is inappropriate for the opposition party to march against a Supreme Court verdict.

Gimba Kakanda, a public affairs analyst, condemned the PDP's protest in a Twitter post.

"Why is this on the official page of the PDP? It’s advisable you adhere to Atiku’s position, that “the Rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path.”

That a court ruling didn’t favour, isn’t the reason to challenge the rule of law this way," he tweeted.

Another Twitter user, Abdullahi Yusuf, condemned the protest.

His words: "The protest on the Supreme Court judgement of imo state should not be promoted or done by the PDP....if the people are bitter about the courts ruling, then they should protest...it shouldn’t be a PDP protest."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP on Monday, January 20, protested against the Supreme Court judgement on Imo state governorship election.

In a related development, Lauretta Onochie, the special assistant to the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on social media, alleged the PDP hired the people who participated in the party's protest.

Onochie claimed the southeast chapter of the opposition party paid the protesters N2,000 and "nearly killed them".

The presidential aide in a Twitter post on Tuesday, January 21, shared a video of some the alleged PDP protesters who were involved in an accident during the protest.

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