Rivers Poll: Wike Breaks Silence as His PDP "Anointed" Candidate Secures Victory
- Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has described the emergence of Siminalayi Fubara, the governor-elect, as the will of God
- Wike said since God had said that Fubara would become the next governor of the state, there was nothing anyone could do about it
- The governor made the comment immediately after INEC announced Fubara as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state
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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Nyesome Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has said the emergence of Siminalaye Fubara as the governor-elect was the will of God, and the people should accept it.
Wike said this shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Fubara as the election winner on Monday night, March 20, The Nation reported.
“Whom God has blessed, no one can curse. There is nothing anyone can do about it. God at this time has said Siminalayi Fubara will be the next governor, and we give God the glory today that, that has happened."
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“We won 23 local governments, 23 over 23. It has never happened. Out of the 32 State constituencies, we have won 31, it is remaining one that they said we will go for bye-election. We are ready and we will take that one”.
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Fubara, the PDP candidate, polled 302,614 votes to defeat Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who had 95,274 votes. The Social Democratic Party candidate, Senator Magnus Abe, came a distant third with 46,981 votes.
The election outcome has been rejected by opposition party members, including APC's Cole, SDP's Abe and many others.
Tonye Cole, others reject Rivers gov election result, demand cancellation
Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC candidate in the Rivers state governorship election, Tonye Cole, has rejected the result of the election over irregularities.
Cole called on INEC to cancel the March 18 governorship election in the state, citing widespread violence emanated during the poll.
INEC has declared Siminalayi Fubara of the PDP, the anointed candidate of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, as the poll winner.