Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has thanked God for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) victory in the state’s governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared PDP candidate Siminialayi Fubara the governor-elect on Monday, defeating All Progressives Congress runner-up Tonye Cole (APC).
Wike, speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt amid jubilation following INEC’s announcement of the results, said only God could guarantee the party’s victory.
On his part, Fubara promised to continue from where Wike stops and vowed not to disappoint the people of the state.
The emergence of the governor-elect has been viewed as significant, being the first from Rivers South-East and marks the first for a civil servant, which is also seen by some as a sign of more unity and progress.