UPDATES: Appeal Court: Senator Nwogu Speaks On His Removal
Senator Olaka Nwogu, one of three Senators from Rivers state sacked by the Appeal Court said although he does not agree with the Appeal Court’s judgement, he has no option but to accept it and be optimistic that he would win the rerun.
He insisted that there was election contrary to the argument canvassed by Senator Magnus Abe, his opponent who contested on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He said: “Elections in Rivers state truly held and those who lost, lost very well. I won’t join issues with the respectful institution that made the decision and interpretation of what really happened. Election was duly held in Rivers state.”
The senator said the nullification of his mandate was a minor setback and did not remove the power of the people to chose who they want to represent them.
On his brief sojourn st the Senate, he said he has spoken on behalf of his constituents and has networked on their behalf.
“I have deliberately worked for and became Chairman of Senate Committee on Environment. We worked hard and everything was on course to tackle the thorny issue of degraded environment, especially for the people of Ogoni and the riverine areas I represent as a senator.
”Everything was on course for us to have very good period of representation. This is not the end of the world if the people decide that I should continue with this journey so be it. It is left with people to decide. God willing, we will have a successful outing,”Wogu said.
Meanwhile, Senator Magnus Abe of the has dedicated his victory to the lovers of Justice.
Abe who was reacting shortly after the court judgement said:“The Nigerian judiciary gave us the opportunity to let the whole world know about what truly happened in Rivers state where election never held but some people went and declared results and made some people winners. I dedicate the victory to lovers of peace and justice across the country”.