Election petitions are neither won or lost on social media, according to Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
During his appearance on a live television program on Thursday, Wike said this in an exclusive interview.
The immediate past Governor of Rivers State also praised the Presidential Election Petitions Court for upholding President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the presidential election on February 25.
Wike said he did not support his party, the PDP and its flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar at the Tribunal “because I believe their position was wrong; I believe in equity, I believe in fairness, I believe in justice.”
“I have always told people that 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 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,” the minister said. “affirmed” the will of Nigerians.