TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
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.
Saraki stated this when he addressed journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt, after arriving the state to attend the public presentation of a book chronicling the achievements of Governor Wike, noting that there was need for victory celebration.
He 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,” Senate President said.
Also speaking, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said that Governor Wike’s victory was well deserved, in view of 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.