The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Saturday expressed gladness at the verdict of the tribunal which nullified the April 11 governorship election in Rivers.
Odigie-Oyegun expressed his delight in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja.
In nullifying the election, the tribunal, sitting in Abuja, said the governorship election in Rivers did not comply with electoral guidelines.
It, therefore, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to conduct fresh election.
“’We are glad, and we expected it. The law must be enforced and must be obeyed.
“The decision about Rivers clearly shows that the law was not complied with in 18 out of 21 local governments; it shows something was not adhered to.
“The level of impunity that took place in the Akwa Ibom and Rivers elections cannot be overlooked and the result is what we are seeing.
“It shows the power of the electorate. This is not the era where malpractice is celebrated. The electorate must have their say,’’ he said.