Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers state governorship election, also the incumbent governor, Nyesome Wike has received several accolades upon winning the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), revealed that Wike scored 886,264 votes to beat major rival, Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who polled 173,859 votes.
Reacting to the party’s victory in the governorship election in Rivers, the presidential candidate of the party. Atiku Abubakar and Senator Ben Murray Bruce praised Wike for triumphing over his oppressors.
Congratulations Governor Nyesom Wike. It gives me much pleasure to see a political force such as yourself, overcome the anti-democratic forces of dictatorship and oppression. I am sure you will continue the pattern of good works for which you have become renowned.
Ben Bruce wrote
Congratulations to the slayer of dictators and their puppets. They came hard against you, but you made them fall harder than they came with people power. Your margin of victory shows how connected you are to the people, making you a man of the people, for the people. Proud of you