Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has insisted that he won the March 9 governorship election in the state.
He made the declaration when members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presented their Certificates of Return to him at the state’s Government House, Port Harcourt, the state capital on Friday.
Wike urged people of the state to remain calm because the success of PDP during the March 9 governorship election would be a sweet victory in the end.
He stated that the will of the people will prevail despite the conspiracy against the people of the state.
According to Wike: “I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe in peace, therefore, Rivers people should remain calm. We believe in due process. I believe that INEC is doing its best to follow the due process.
“In the end, it will be a sweet victory. The will of Rivers people will prevail.“
The governor stressed that the present political standoff in the state was a drama, which will soon end.
He said the people of Rivers voted overwhelmingly for the PDP in all elections, alleging that the anti-democratic forces attempted to snatch results at the Collation Centres.
“Let me thank the people of Rivers State for the love they have shown for our great party. It is not in doubt that Rivers people have shown our party love. What is happening is sad. It is a drama.
“We have 13 House of Representatives seats and the PDP clinched all of them. We have three Senate seats, one has been declared and PDP won. When the remaining two seats are declared, PDP will win them. Eighty percent of the seats declared, PDP took all,” he said.