Umahi congratulates Wike on re-election as Rivers governor

Dave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has congratulated Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on his re-election which was declared on Thursday by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Wike polled 886,264 votes to defeat his closest rival, Biokpomabo Awara of African Action Congress (AAC) who scored 173,859 votes.

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Emmanuel Uzor, Umahi said Wike’s re-election was victory for democracy and a pointer to better democratic norm in the country.

Umahi, who is also a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), praised Wike’s doggedness in fighting to maintain the mandate of Rivers’ people.

The Ebonyi governor also commended INEC for standing firm amidst the troubles and violence that occurred during the election in Rivers.

Umahi finally enjoined political actors in Rivers to join hands together to move the state forward, adding that Nigerians should see politics as a vehicle to render service to mankind.