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Nigerians React As Wike Wins Rivers Governorship Election



Rivers Election: Wike Begs Political Rivals For Forgiveness

A storm of reactions has greeted the reelection of Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.

Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Wike winner of the governorship election.

The Returning Officer for the election, Teddy Adias, made the declaration at INEC head office in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital on Wednesday evening.

Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered 173,859 votes.

Moments after INEC declared Wike the winner of the governorship election, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to react with some mocking Rotimi Amaechi in the process for backing AAC’s candidate Awara.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

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