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Rivers Election: What Fayose Said About Wike’s Victory

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Rivers Election: What Fayose Said About Wike's Victory

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory at the polls as sweet and historic.

Fayose said for the fact that the people of Rivers State stood by Governor Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even in the face of death is a sign that Nigerians are capable of defeating tyranny.

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

Reacting to Wike’s victory in a series of tweets on Wednesday, Fayose noted that the victory is just the beginning of more victories over the forces threatening the survival of democracy in Nigeria.

“I congratulate my friend and brother, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike and the entire people of Rivers state for this sweet and historic victory over those forces of evil who for their own selfish reasons turned the state to a killing field.

“That the people of Rivers State stood by Governor Wike and the PDP even in the face of death is a sign that Nigerians are capable of defeating tyranny and this will just be the beginning of more victories over the forces threatening the survival of democracy in our country,” he added.



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