Speaking in a reaction to the victory, the NUJ noted that Wike displayed uncommon courage, resilience and political sagacity during the long and strenuous journey back to the Brick House.
“Governor Wike’s landslide victory at the just concluded poll bears eloquent testimony to the resolve of Rivers people to take their destiny in their hands,” the statement added.
“It is also in appreciation of the giant strides recorded by governor Wike, during his first term in office.
“The union hopes governor Wike’s landslide victory will spur him to reciprocate the confidence and trust reposed in him by the Rivers electorate, as well as propel him to carry on with the huge task of governance in the state.
“As an astute administrator and a politician par excellence, who has, over the years, demonstrated great passion for changing the face of Rivers State, we believe governor Wike’s victory at the poll will spur him to redouble his efforts in rendering selfless service to the state.”
It added that: “It is our hope that the governor will implement his campaign promises in record time, even as we urge him to be magnanimous in victory, by extending the hands of fellowship to the opposition, in the efforts to develop the state.
“We also urge governor Wike to initiate a peace process that will reconcile Rivers people, irrespective of political leanings, especially those who may be aggrieved as a result of the election.”