- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Wednesday, April 3, dedicate his victory at the gubernatorial election to God
- In his promise to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s supporters in the state, Wike said that he will not stay in power beyond 2023
- He also told party members that his government will be an inclusive one as long as he remains in power
After being declared the winner of the Rivers state gubernatorial election, Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday, April 3 dedicated his victory to God.
Stating that he will run an inclusive government, Governor Wike said that although he will not extend his regime beyond 2023, the state will continue in progress.
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Speaking in Port Harcourt as he celebrated his victory, he said: “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.
“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 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.
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“We will not disappoint the PDP. We will not disappoint Rivers people. We shall continue to serve. 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.
“They tried with their Federal Might, but the Superior Might from above defeated them."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Wike had been declared winner of the Rivers state governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result of the election on Wednesday, April 3, at the collation centre in Port Harcourt.
The incumbent governor scored 886,264 votes to defeat Biokpomabo Awara of the African Action Congress (AAC) who polled 173,859 votes. The margin of victory was at 712,405 votes while 249,324 votes were cancelled.
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