Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, warned the state – elected senators not to relegate the masses to the background as they legislate at the Ninth National Assembly.
Rivers individuals, he says, gave their lives during the 2019 General Elections for the PDP’s triumph.
Talking to the party at the Government House in Port Harcourt yesterday when the Rivers State PDP Agents portrayed the official INEC results of the Rivers East and West Senatorial Districts, Wike said: “Work for the party always.
Never leave the party and consult the people before taking any action. “This victory God gave us. But this party would not have emerged victorious for God. Our people died in defense of democracy and the party.
“In order to defend our votes, our people took risks and bullets. They paid for defending PDP with their lives. Whatever you do, remember that our people took bullets to ensure your victory and risked their lives. “You wouldn’t have won your seats if our people didn’t take risks. So you must always remember our people’s sacrifices.
The Governor indicated that based on the circumstances of their victories, all elected representatives of Rivers State must promote the State. For his part, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman, said what happened in Rivers State should serve as a lesson for the country that the Niger Delta region’s will should not be toyed with. He commended the Rivers and Bayelsa States Governors for setting up investigative judicial commissions to examine the violence against the people, saying that the findings will help stop the Nigerian Army and other security agencies from debilitating the ugly attacks on the people.
Portraying the results to Rivers PDP, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara and former Deputy Governor of the State Rivers, Engr Tele Ikuru disclosed that Senator George Sekibo (PDP) polled 283, 759 votes to win his closest challenger, Azubuike Nwuke, who scored 9852 votes in the Rivers East Senate District.
Then they also added that Mrs. Betty Apiafi (PDP) scored 159, 215 votes for Rivers West to defeat the candidate of the SDP who scored 20, 139 votes. Former House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Austin Opara said PDP’s overwhelming victory is a vote of confidence for his excellent performance on Governor Wike. Senator George Sekibo responded that the members of the Rivers State National Assembly would always place the state’s interest above personal consideration.
He said representatives elected by Rivers were mindful of the people’s sacrifices and will be rewarded handsomely by dedicated performance. He congratulated Governor Wike for his outstanding commitment to the PDP that translated into the State party’s victory.