Rivers State Governor has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police over their conduct during the Edo Governorship Election.
Governor Wike who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council made the commendation while addressing a mammoth crowd of Party supporters at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
He stated that the conduct of INEC and the Police showed that they were ready to correct the mistakes of the past.
The Governor also commended the people of Edo State for ending godfatherism with the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“With the re-election of Governor Obaseki, the entire South-South Region is now completely PDP.
“What this means is that the entire South-South can now speak with one voice on issues concerning us,” he stated.
Governor Wike thanked the people of the State for their prayers that led to the Edo State victory.
At a brief reception by Party Leaders at Government House, Governor Wike said with the conduct of INEC, there is hope for the country’s democracy.
According to him, the neutrality of the electoral body and security agencies will make one to say the election was free and fair.
He thanked the Party Leaders for their solidarity throughout the election period and urged them to maintain the spirit.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Elders Advisory Council of the PDP, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, commended Governor Wike for leading a successful campaign.
Chief Alabraba said the victory at Edo State has proved that the Governor is always committed to any assignment that he is given.