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How Wike worked against me in Rivers – Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has explained how Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state worked against him in the February 25 presidential election in the state.

Obi stated this while speaking on Arise TV’s The Morning Show on Monday.

The electorate, in Obi's opinion, recognised what he stood for and did not vote for him on the basis of their ethnicity. He continued by saying that Lagos natives gave him more votes than so-called "visitors."

"In the South-East, it is a similar situation," he said. "People know who I am, what I stand for, and that I have kept my word. People are aware that I stuck to my word.

People go about and say, 'Oh!' It is a simple thing,' Igbo voters helped him win in Lagos, therefore how many Igbo people reside there? I received more votes from Lagos natives than from so-called tourists.

Are there Igbo inhabitants in Abuja, Nasarawa, or Plateau? Nevertheless, even though Rivers' governor openly opposed me and everything, if Rivers' genuine votes had been taken into account, I would have won. More than half of the voters chose me.

He asserted that the two other parties were sharing the others.

Recall that Wike recently said that Obi was still the election's hero and that the North would have remained in power if the LP's front-runner hadn't run.

In spite of Obi not being declared the winner, Wike claimed in a town hall speech to Igbo traders on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that Obi's election participation ensured a southerner will become the next president.

The governor claimed that the People's Democratic Party would have won the states where Obi scored victories, maintaining its hold on power in the North.

Obi is my hero in this race, as far as I'm concerned, he declared. Power would have remained in the North if he hadn't challenged.

After receiving 231,591 votes from the state's 23 local government areas, the All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu was declared the winner in Rivers.

The Labour Party won five local government districts, the APC won 14, while the PDP took home four.

According to the final results, the APC received 231 591 votes, while the Labour Party received 175 71 and the PDP received 88 468 votes, placing them second and third, respectively, according to the state collation officer, Prof. Charles Adias. According to Vanguard report.

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