Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor praised Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for backing the Southern presidency in the February 25 presidential poll at the expense of his senatorial bid.
Wike stated this during the commissioning of the Government Secondary School, Kpor in the Gokana Local Government Area of the State.
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Wike said, “You may think you have lost but you didn’t lose, you are the winner. Let me thank you for standing firm that the presidency should go to the South, you paid for it but history will be with you.
“When the time came for people to stand up, for Nigeria to be united, you came out and said ‘Yes, I’m from this zone yet for equity and fairness, it will be for the unity of this country if the presidency is zoned to the South’.
“We will be wherever you are, we will give you every support that you require from Rivers State. Because of your fight, people stood up and fought you. Yes, you lost your Senate, but you made it clear in leadership. God will continue to bless, and guide you.”
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Recall that Ortom lost his senatorial ambition polling 106,882 votes to Titus Zam, who polled 143,151 votes.
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