The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the African Action Congress (AAC) and “compromised security agencies” as oppressive forces.
Reacting to the re-election today, Wednesday, of Governor Nyesom Wike in the Rivers Governorship election, the PDP said: “Governor Wike’s record 700,000 votes margin of victory over the disgraced combined anti-people forces of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the African Action Congress (AAC) and compromised security agencies speaks volume of the resilience of the people of Rivers State in the face of intimidations, harassment and manipulations by oppressive forces.
“The victory reinforces the confidence of the people in the resoluteness of asserting their democratic choice of leadership as well as standing in defence of their mandate to the end.”
A statement today, Wednesday by the PDP spokesman, Kola Kola Ologbondiyan said that governor Wike’s victory had demonstrated that the will of the people “will always prevail against every form of suppression as were eminently manifested in the desperation by the APC leaders, particularly, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to forcefully and violently take over control of the state against the wish of the people.”
The party remembered those who were killed “by agents of the oppressors during the election,” adding that they did not die in vain.
“And those who shed their innocent blood will surely be brought to book.”