Nigerian Concord Newspaper
The governor of Rivers state, Nyemson Wike says that history would be kind to his Benue state counterpart, Chief Samuel Ortom for the sacrifices he made to ensure that power returned to the South during the last Elections.
Governor Wike said this yesterday while
commissioning the Government Secondary School Kpor in the Gokana Local Government Area of the state.
Wike who lauded Governor Ortom for backing the Southern presidency in the February 25 presidential poll at the expense of his senatorial bid claimed that the Benue state governor did not lose the poll, saying that he is the winner of the election.
He 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.”