Wike thanks Rivers citizens, pledges loyalty to Buhari

Governor-Nyesom-Ezebunwo-Wikes

Governor Nyesom Wike in a state wide broadcast, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, thanked citizens of Rivers state for voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded National Assembly rerun elections that held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The Governor also thanked the Rivers people for conducting themselves peacefully during the elections.

He also pledged his commitment and loyalty to President Buhari, adding that the Rivers government will do all in its power to assist security personnel to maintain peace and order in Rivers state.

He said ”I wish to also express my profound gratitude and loyalty to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari for his uncompromising commitment towards entrenching a permanent culture of free, fair and credible elections in the country.”

Wike also sympathised with the family of the corper who was killed during the elections, Mr. Dumiebi Samuel Okonta, and prayed that his soul rest in peace.

He also said ”I am fully convinced that all those persons, including highly placed politicians, INEC staff and members of the Security Services, who deliberately worked to sabotage the re-run elections in the State on March 19, 2016, were fifth columnists and enemies of progress who were out and determined to undermine the electoral process and perpetuate the old discredited ways of doing things in order to ridicule the people of Rivers State, Mr. President, and the nation in general, as incapable of conducting credible and violence elections before the global community.”

”I wish to re-emphasize that I fully share Mr. President’s position that we must as a people and as a nation exterminate the scourge of recurring flawed elections and join the rest of the civilized world in conducting relatively flawless and credible elections at all times,” Wike added.

Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state who vied for various political offices, have also pledged to maintain peace and order in the state.

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