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The Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi, has found it difficult to secure victory in his local government area in Ikwerre, losing to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

PDP secured 13,716 votes to beat the All Progressive Congress (APC) which had 7,503 votes in Amaechi’s LGA during the governorship election in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced that the Accord Party came up with 138 votes, Labour Party (LP) had 895 votes and Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 1,447 votes.

The Informant247 recalls that the Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike reportedly supported the presidential candidate of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu against the presidential candidate of his own party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar during the February 25 presidential election.

Wike’s Rivers State, even though a PDP-led state contributed to the electoral success of Tinubu.

During a political outing, the Governor, represented by the state PDP Chairman, Ambassador Desmond Akawo, revealed that: “Rivers State is reconnected again to the Federal Government. Within the last eight years, it has been a war.

“Rivers State has been at loggerheads with the Federal Government and we said, no, this war cannot continue. So, for us in Rivers, he (Wike) has reconnected us back to the mainstream of governance in this country.”

He stressed: “We supported Asiwaju so that power can return to the South. Whether Asiwaju or Peter Obi, for us, the next president must be a Southerner in the spirit of equity.

“So, in that same spirit of equity, Rivers State, having elected a governor from Rivers West through Peter Odili, Rivers East through Rotimi Ameachi and Wike, we said power should go to Rivers Southeast and to riverine parts of Rivers Southeast, since all the governors have been from the upland.

“So, in the next 72hours, Rivers State will elect the youngest governor in Nigeria, in the person of Sim Fubara, for a better succession plan. Lagos State is succeeding because it has a better succession plan, from Asiwaju to Babatunde Fashola to the incumbent governor of Lagos State. Sim is a man who understands Rivers State.”

While making his contribution, the leader of APC in the state who’s also the Coordinator of the Tinubu/Fubara Support Groups, Tony Okocha, on behalf of the APC support groups, declared support for Fubara, to compensate the support of Wike for Tinubu during the presidential election.

He added: “On the 25th of February while some APC members were working against our presidential candidate, the PDP in Rivers State supported Asiwaju. So, we have come to pay back because one good turn deserves another. So, on March 18, we will be coming out in our numbers to reciprpcate his kind gesture by voting PDP candidate, Sim Fubara, as governor of Rivers State.

“In Rivers State, we want to chart a new course as a vanguard, and that new course is that we will be voting PDP candidate, Sim Fubara, as governor of Rivers State.”

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