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#EdoDecides: I’ll Be Happy If APC Wins – Chairman, PDP Council

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I Have Nothing To Prove Again To APC - Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has said whoever wins the Edo state governorship election is acceptable by him.

This, Wike said while addressing journalists at the government house in Benin, the state capital.

Wike, who is the chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national campaign council for the election, noted that so far, the party is satisfied with the results being declared.

He praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the poll.

Wike who noted that he has no power to announce the results, noted that with the reports gotten so far from the field, he is happy.

He went on to praise INEC for ensuring that people voted in different polls, and also commended the security agencies so far for making sure that there was no much violence.

Election is a process. The collation has not been done; it’s after the collation we can now give final conclusion of our appraisal.

“So far, I can say they ‘ve done well.

He however called on the commission to sustain the development and ensure that no-one changes the will of the people.

If it’s the All Progressive Congress (APC) that wins, let it be so. If  it’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that wins, let it be so. I think we are very happy with what we have now. I think we have over 2,000 polling units results now.”

Wike then called on INEC to ensure protection of its officials involved in the exercise.

He said  if the commission continues on the current path, “this election will be one of the best elections we will have had in Nigeria.”

It’s not just about voting. After voting, votes are counted and then you go for collation. This is the critical period and they should protect their collation centres, whether at the ward level, local government level or state level, so that everybody who has voted will be happy,” Wike added.