The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to the re-elected Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike was re-elected on March 9, 2019 with the Collation of Governorship Election results concluded on April 3, 2019.
INEC Returning Officer, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Prof Teddy Adias declared Governor Wike winner after he polled 886,264 votes, to defeat African Alliance Congress candidate, Biokpomabo Awara who scored 173,859 votes.
Rivers State Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo and members-elect of the Rivers State House of Assembly also received their Certificates of Return.
National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo States, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu presented the Certificate of Return to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in the presence of his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike.
Speaking, Governor Wike dedicated the Certificate of Return to the good people of Rivers State who overwhelmingly voted for him .
The Governor said that as a matter of State Policy, the Rivers State Government will take steps to assist families of those who were victims of election violence.
Governor Wike said that his second term will witness more projects for the development of Rivers State and urged his opponents to take advantage of his olive branch, saying that it was extended in the interest of Rivers State.