Wike speaks as PDP wins 3 Senate seats in Rivers

Wike speaks as PDP wins 3 Senate seats in Rivers

- The Rivers state senators-elect have been asked to always remember the people that voted for them during the 2019 general elections

- According to Governor Nyesom Wike, they paid with their lives to defend Peoples Democratic Congress

- Wike maintained that some of them died because they defended democracy and the party

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has called on elected senators of the state to work towards promoting the interest of Rivers people because they were elected on the premise of the Supreme Sacrifice of the people.

In a statement by his special assistant on electronic media Wike said people of the state sacrificed their lives for the victory of the PDP during the 2019 general elections, noting that on no account should they be relegated to the background.

He made this known on Tuesday, April 3, when the state PDP agents presented the official INEC results east and west senatorial districts to the party at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

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According to him, "Always work for the party. Never abandon the party and always consult the people before you take any action.

"God gave us this victory. But for God, this party wouldn't have emerged victorious. Our people died because they defended democracy and the party.

"Our people took risks and bullets to defend our votes. They paid with their lives to defend PDP. Whatever you do, remember our people took bullets and risked their lives to ensure your victory.

"If our people didn't take risks, you wouldn't have won your seats. Therefore you must always remember the sacrifices of our people."

National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said what has happened in the state should serve as a lesson to the country that the will of the Niger Delta region must not be toyed with.

Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara said that the overwhelming victory of PDP is a vote of confidence on Governor Wike for his outstanding performance.

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Responding, Senator George Sekibo said the members of the National Assembly from Rivers State will always place the interest of the state above personal consideration. He said that Rivers elected representatives are aware of the sacrifices made by the people and they will reward them through dedicated performance.

He commended the governor for his outstanding commitment to the PDP which translated into the victory of the party in the state.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Peoples Democratic Party successfully cruised to a comfortable victory in Rivers as the INEC declared candidates of the party winners of the three Senate seats in the state.

PDP’s Senator George Sekibo won Rivers East senatorial seat, Betty Apiafi comfortably won the Rivers West Senate seat, while Barry Mpigi won Rivers Southeast district.

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