Wike Wins Rivers Governorship Elections, Dedicates Victory To God
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has won the Rivers Governorship election.
The Returning officer, Professor Teddy Adias of the Niger Delta University Otuoke, Bayelsa adjudged Wike to have won the election after polling 886,264 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr. Awara of the AAC.
Total accredited votes were 1,130,445 while valid votes were 1,102,823.
Speaking after he was announced winner, Wike thanked God, the people of the state and those who “because they wanted to defend their votes”
“Those who died not because they were criminals, but because they wanted to defend their votes. We dedicate this victory to God those who were killed.
“They protected our votes and they defended us. We pray that God to grant their families the strength to bear the losses. We shall continue to support the families”, he said.
“We have no other state. You may have mansions elsewhere, but there is no place like home. We must come together and build our state.
“We must make the state move forward. We must not continue to de-market the state. I cannot stay beyond 2023, but Rivers State will continue to be. If you believe you are from Rivers State, end this now”,
The election in the state had been marred in violence and election anomalies which led INEC to suspend the collation of the results in the state.
INEC later announced April 2 and 5 for the resumption of activities
Security was beefed up in the state after a court dismissed a suit seeking to stop INEC from collating result, and collation began.
The collation resumed on April 2 ce but berated the F-SARS.
Also speaking, Imo State Governor-Elect, Emeka Ihedioha prayed for God to strengthen Governor Wike to continue to deliver for Rivers State.
Adamawa State Governor-Elect, Ahmadu Fintiri said he was in Rivers State to share in the sweetness of the Rivers victory. He urged Governor Wike to continue with his projects delivery.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus congratulated Rivers people for standing firm and insisting on the right thing being done.
The highpoint of the celebrations was the presentation of the authentic result to Governor Wike by the PDP Governorship Agents, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara and Former Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru.