Monday, April 13, 2015

Wike promises a transparent govt when sworn in

PORT HARCOURT: Governorship elect in Rivers state, Barr Nyesom Wike has promised to pursue the coming good of the state.

Wike who spoke Monday after he was declared winner of the governorship election said he would run a transparent administration as governor.

“I will dto the best of my ability and with the fear of God develop a new Rivers State where opportunities for growth will be open to everyone resident in the state. Under my leadership, we shall all form a common front to ensure development for all communities.

“We will not persecute anyone, but we shall remain focused on the urgent needs of development across the state and the need to empower the vast majority of our people. We will run a transparent administration that will be fully accountable to the people, ensuring that Rivers people get value for their resources”.

Wike was formerly declared winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Rivers state, polling a total of 1,029,102 votes amounting to 87.77 percent to beat Dr Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressive Congress, APC who had 124,896 votes amounting to 10.65 percent to come a distant second.

The Returning Officer, Prof Faraday Oruwense announced the result at the Rivers state office.of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Port Harcourt in the early hours, saying that Prince Tonye Princewill of the Labour Party (LP), polled 10,142 (0.86 per cent) to come third.

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