…Beats closest rival with 302,614 votes

Rivers state governor-elect, Sir Siminalayi Fubara on Monday, March 20, 2023 dedicated his victory at the March 18 governorship polls to the unity of Rivers people.

Sir Fubara noted that the determination of the people to sustain development gave him the victory as he described the giant strides of Gov. Nyesom Wike as a big shoe that he would learn to wear.

The governor-elect assured Rivers people of sustaining the tempo for the betterment of the state, adding that he is prepared to work with Rivers people who believe in the new Rivers vision and with innovative ideas.

He commended Gov. Nyesom Wike for his encouragement and found him worthy to carry on from where he will stop describing it as a great privilege, and further glorified God as the foundation of his accomplishments in life.

He assured the party leaders and Rivers people that he will not let them down but work in same spirit that has been passed on to him by Gov. Wike.

Fubara had beaten his closest rivals with 302,614 votes while Tonye Cole of APC and Magnus Abe of SDP trailed behind with 95,274 and 46,981 respectively

In same vein the Peoples Democratic Party swept all the state house assembly seats except for Ahoada West that is pending a rerun in some wards.

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