The immediate past governor of Rivers State and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike stated that election petitions are not won by propaganda or on social media but are decided by facts and evidence.
Wike commended the Justices of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PECPC) for painstakingly addressing the items from the preliminary objections to the motions, down to the objections on documents and exhibits, down to substantial issues.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain made this known on Thursday when he was featured on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme in Abuja.
He said: “I have always told people that an election petition is not like any other case; it’s a special area; it is not by propaganda, it is not won on social media, it is the presentation of evidence, facts.
“I sat down for not less than 10 hours. Look at how the justices painstakingly took each item one by one, from the preliminary objections to the motions, down to the objections on documents and exhibits, down to substantial issues.”
Speaking further, the minister said he did not support his party and its flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, at the tribunal because their position on the 2023 presidential election was wrong.
The former governor of Rivers State added: “I believe their position was wrong; I believe in equity, I believe in fairness, I believe in justice.”