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Wike’s Election Was A Tough Battle – Saraki



Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the Rivers State Governorship Election as the toughest during the 2019 election circles,  saying that Rivers people deserve commendation for defending democracy. 

Addressing journalists at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday after arriving the State to attend the Public Presentation of a book chronicling the achievements of Governor Wike, Saraki noted that there is need for victory celebration.

He spoke as Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State also in Port Harcourt lauded Wike on his victory which he said was well deserved.

Saraki speaking on his arrival said: “I am here for the celebration of the victory of our brother, Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term. 

“I am happy to be part of this great victory of Governor Wike and the Good people of Rivers State. This was one of the toughest elections and the people stood by the governor in defence of democracy. 

“We are here to celebrate what they fought for.  For those who lost their lives, we are here to show that it was not in vain. I congratulate the Governor and the people of Rivers State for this victory,” Saraki said.

His assertion was against the background of the fact that Wike’s invisible nemesis was Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of the state who was at one time Saraki’s close friend but now vicious antagonist.  

Also speaking, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said that Governor Wike’s victory was well deserved, given what he claimed as his outstanding performance during his first term. 

“I send my best wishes to the governor on this very auspicious event and to the people of Rivers State. 

“I commend the people of Rivers State for re-electing Governor Wike to continue with the good works he has started”, he said.

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