Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the outcome of the Edo Governorship Election will be recorded in history as a triumph of democracy.

Governor Wike stated this when members of the Wike Solidarity Movement (WSM) paid him a solidarity visit at Government House, Port Harcourt

The leadership and members of the Wike Solidarity Movement from the 23 Local Government Areas of the State had embarked on an Edo Election Victory Rally on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

It was also to celebrate Governor Wike for the role he played in securing victory for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The rally took off from the Kaduna Street Junction of the Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway and terminated at the Government House Gate.

Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke received them on behalf of Governor Wike.

He said the triumph of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Edo State election has also brought an end to political godfatherism in that State.

“As Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo election, I worked with my colleagues to discharge our duties effectively and efficiently.

“God crowned our efforts with good success and we are grateful for the solidarity we have received since we returned from Edo State.

“I am grateful to Rivers people for their prayers, support, and other levels of contribution.

“The outcome of election is not only a victory for the people of Edo State but also the South-South Region and the entire country.

“More importantly, the victory should be celebrated as a defeat of godfatherism in the politics of Edo State,” he said.

Governor Wike urged members of WSM to obey all the health directives on COVID-19 to remain healthy and keep the State safe.

The Director-General of Wike Solidarity Movement (WSM), Prince Sudor Nwiyor said they embarked on the victory rally in acknowledgment of the outcome of the Edo election.

He stated that their confidence in Governor Wike is not misplaced because he had led the campaign to reclaim Edo State for the PDP.

Mr. Nwiyor noted that Edo people listened to Governor Wike and adopted the Rivers model of defending their votes to secure their freedom from godfatherism.

He declared the unalloyed support of WSM to the Governor in actualising all his future ambitions.

Paulinus Nsirim

Commissioner for Information and Communications

September 22, 2020