Instead of sole administrator, Wike offers unity government if declared winner


By Gladys Nweke

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has rejected any idea of a sole administrator in an election he thinks he won, but has rather offered to constitute what he called a ‘unity government’ if only he would be declared winner of the March 9, governorship election.

Gov Wike spoke when 86 governorship candidates paid him a visit and conceded victory to him. Wike said that when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is declared the winner of the state governorship elections, he would operate a government of unity.

His words: “If we are declared the winner of the election, we will operate a government of unity. We will bring everybody together in the interest of the state”.

Gov Wike made it clear that the people of the state would never have a sole administrator. He insisted that the people voted for their preferred candidate during the March 9 elections and must have a Governor.

He said: “No matter how (it might be) delayed, Rivers State will have an elected governor. It is not the portion of Rivers State to have a sole administrator. Our people voted on March 9 and Rivers votes will count”.