Port Harcourt - Dr Henry Ogiri, the Director, Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission, on Monday urged Rivers governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, to carry everybody along in his administration.
Ogiri told newsmen in Port Harcourt that Wike’s victory in the governorship election was the will of Rivers people.
"I am sure that Rivers people know that the support they gave to Wike is something that came from their hearts and they are expecting a lot from him because there is a lot of work to be done.
He said Wike had the capacity to move the state forward, having served as a former minister and local government chairman.
"I also urge him to extend his hand of fellowship to the losers of the election, so that if they are willing, they can also add their own ideas on how to move the state forward."
According to Ogiri, there is need for candidates at the state level to show same spirit of sportsmanship displayed by President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.
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He said the states and Nigeria were bigger than an individual, adding that Rivers people would be the beneficiaries, if such moves were replicated in the state.
Ogiri also said that the statesmanship shown by Jonathan had shamed those who predicted that the nation would break up after the general elections.
"The decisions the leaders make affect the country. There were predictions that Nigeria would break by 2015. But by God’s grace, we have seen that it will not be.
"Our President has shown an uncommon magnanimity and statesmanship by conceding defeat to Gen Buhari and urged Nigerians to support him."
The NDDC official also commended INEC for doing a good job in his local government by ensuring that election materials were received on time and that the people participated in the elections.