The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has hailed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over his performance in the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Wike scored 237 votes to emerge second in the election that was won by former vice president Atiku Abubakar who polled 371.
In a post on Facebook, Kalu, despite being of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, described Wike as someone with tenacity and courage.
He wrote, “Even though I am a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, I must say that I’m proud of Governor Nyesom Wike’s performance, tenacity and courage.
“Yes, he lost, but he fought gallantly. I congratulate and commend his doggedness at the just concluded PDP presidential primaries.
“I can only say that Wike is the winner of the game for defying all odds to come second.
“Take a bow, Nyesom Wike!”