Wike Asks Rivers Senators-elect to be Mindful of People’s Sacrifice
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised senators-elect from the state to always remember that they were elected on the premise of the supreme sacrifice of the people.
Wike said the people of the state sacrificed their lives for the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2019 general elections.
He said on no account should the people be relegated to the background.
The governor spoke on Tuesday when the Rivers State PDP agents presented the official Independent National Electoral Commission’s results of Rivers East and Rivers West Senatorial Districts to the party at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said, “Always work for the party. Never abandon the party and always consult the people before you take any action.
“God gave us this victory. But for God, this party wouldn’t have emerged victorious. Our people died because they defended democracy and the party.
“Our people took risks and bullets to defend our votes. They paid with their lives to defend the PDP. Whatever you do, remember our people took bullets and risked their lives to ensure your victory.
“If our people didn’t take risks, you wouldn’t have won your seats. Therefore, you must always remember the sacrifices of our people.”
Wike stated that all elected representatives of the state must promote the state because of the circumstances of their victories.
Congratulating the two senators-elect, Wike said their victories came through the hard work of party members across the state.
He said in Rivers East and Rivers West, the people worked for weeks to deliver the areas for the PDP, despite the challenges posed by the Nigerian Army and other security forces.
In his remarks, the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said what happened in the state should serve as a lesson to the country that the will of the Niger Delta region must not be toyed with.
Secondus commended the governors of Rivers and Bayelsa states for setting up Judicial Commissions of Inquiry to investigate electoral violence against the people.
He said the findings would help to stop a reccurence of the ugly attacks on the people by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.
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