The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Senators-elect in the state against relegating the people of the state as they carry out their duty in the 9th National Assembly.
In his statement, he claimed that the people of the state gave their lives for the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party during the general elections.
While speaking when the party agents presented the official INEC Results of Rivers East and West Senatorial Districts to the party at the Government House, Governor Wike said, “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”.
Wike stated that all elected representatives of Rivers State must promote the State because of the circumstances of their victories.
The National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus while speaking stated that the incident in the state should serve as a lesson to the country that the will of the Niger Delta region must not be toyed with.
He commended the Governors of Rivers and Bayelsa States for setting up Judicial Commissions of Inquiry to investigate the violence against the people, saying that the findings will help to stop a re-occurrence of the ugly attacks on the people by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.