Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers has revealed those whom his emergence as winner of the 2019 governorship election in rivers state is dedicated to.
The governor didicated his victory to those killed during the elections. This was made known via series of tweets Wike made on his official twitter handle.
He further prayed that God grant the families of the victims strength to bear the losses, adding that his administration will continue to support the families.
The post reads:
“I want to thank the people of Rivers State for showing the kind of love we have never seen before. I thank them for showing the kind of support we have never seen before
“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.
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“They tried with their Federal Might, but the Superior Might from above defeated them.
“I thanked INEC for working in line with the tenets of the electoral act. I thank the Police.
“If anybody does anything contrary as a member of the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate, the blood of those who died will visit them. I will never betray PDP.Nobody won or lost, but Rivers people won.
“We will not disappoint the PDP. We will not disappoint Rivers people. We shall continue to serve.
“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.
“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.
“They protected our votes and they defended us. We pray God to grant their families the strength to bear the losses. We shall continue to support the families.
“We will run an inclusive government, which will accommodate all shades of interest.”
As you may know, on Wednesday 3, March 2019, governor Nyesome Wike who was the PDP’s governorship candidate defeated his closest rival of the AAC, Biokpomabo Awara.
Wike polled 886,264 votes to conquer Awara who scored only one hundred and seventy three thousand, eight hundred and nine votes.