Rivers guber: It will be a sweet victory in the end – Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom  Wike, on Friday said he won the March 9 governorship election in the state.

He called on Rivers people to remain calm saying that the success  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 Governorship Election would be a sweet victory in the end.

Wike said the will of Rivers people will prevail at the end of the day despite  what he described as the conspiracy against the people of the state.

He spoke on Friday when members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP presented their INEC Certificates of Return to him at a ceremony in the Government House,  Port Harcourt.

“I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe  in peace, therefore Rivers people should remain calm. We believe in due process.  I believe  that INEC is doing their best to follow the due process.

“In the end, it will be  a sweet victory. The will  of Rivers people will prevail “, he said.

Wike described the present political standoff in the state as a drama which will end.

He said the people of Rivers people voted overwhelmingly for the PDP in all elections alleging that the anti-democratic forces attempted  to snatch  results at the Collation Centres.

“Let me thank the people of Rivers State for the love they have shown for our great party.  It is not in doubt that Rivers people have shown our party love. What is happening  is sad.  It is a drama.

“We have 13 House of Representatives seats and the PDP clinched all of them. We have three Senate seats,  one has been declared and PDP won. When the remaining  two seats are declared,  PDP will win them . Eighty percent of the seats declared, PDP took all,” he said.

Governor Wike urged the elected National Assembly to always place the interest of Rivers State above other considerations as they represent the state.

Speaking on behalf of the elected National Assembly members,  Senator-elect Barry Mpigi said there is no need for anyone to panic  as Governor Wike will be declared  winner in line with the votes cast on March 9.

Rivers State PDP Chairman,  Bro Felix Obuah said that  elected members  of the National Assembly  were at the Government House,  Port Harcourt  as a mark of respect  for Governor Wike and in recognition of his support all through  the electioneering process.

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