Governorship Election: ‘Our Victory Will Be Sweet’ – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Rivers people to remain calm as the success of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the March 9 Governorship Election would be a sweet victory in the end.

Wike said that the will of Rivers people would prevail at the end of
the day despite the conspiracy against the people of the State.

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 entire political standoff as a drama which would
soon end. He said the people of Rivers voted overwhelmingly for the PDP
in all elections, while 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.

“You begin to wonder why any right
thinking person would say that PDP lost the governorship election. Not
that they say PDP lost to a party with a known logo, or even if you have
seen the Candidate one day in your life or seen his posters to make
people vote for the candidate. For us, it is a drama. PDP won the
election squarely,” he said.

He said that across the 4,442 Polling Units of Rivers State, the people voted for the PDP in all the elections.

He said: “Across 4,442 Polling Units the results are there. The PDP won in all these areas.

when you hijack results at the Collation Centre. When you hijack Form
EC 8C, you forget that there is Form EC 8A. Any other party can win in
any other state, but not in Rivers States.

“I dedicate this
victory to God and the good people of Rivers State who stood firm and
said that nobody can manipulate their mandate,” he said.

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

Governor said all those who plotted the killings of Rivers people
because of their desperation to clinch power will face the consequences
of their actions.

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.

He said Rivers people are with Governor Wike as shown by their votes in all the polling units.

said that Rivers people have shown that they love PDP and that the PDP
has shown that it is the party on ground in Rivers State.

have looked round the 23 Local Government Areas and we have seen that
the people of Rivers State voted for you. Don’t panic, the vindication
will come at the appropriate time,” Mpigi said.

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.