Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no way that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can lose the Governorship and State Assembly elections because Rivers people are firmly with the party.
Governor Wike further declared that the Governorship and State Assembly elections will be used to end the illegal activities of the political monster of Rivers State.
Speaking during a town hall meeting with leaders of Rivers East Senatorial District in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike charged the people not to be intimidated by soldiers , as they have a duty to vote for him and other PDP Candidates on March 9, 2019.
He said: “There is no way that the PDP will lose Rivers State and they tell the world that the elections are free and fair.
“Even if we want to play politics, how would they explain to the International community that PDP lost to an unknown party that did not campaign.
“How many soldiers will they deploy to implement the rigging. I am not worrtied about their bringing more troops from Sokoto and Kafanchan , God is our security. During the Presidential and National Assembly elections, they struggled for 25 percent , but they did not get it”.
The governor said that Rivers State has passed the stage where a failed politician will direct the people on who to vote three days to the election. He said nobody will play God in Rivers State
He emphasised that Rivers people must stand firm to ensure the victory of the PDP on March 9, 2019.
“Nobody should be afraid, come out and vote for the the PDP. Your votes will be counted. Your votes will be protected”.
The governor urged Traditional Rulers to insist on credible polls across the state.
“We will win on Saturday because we know that God is with us. Those who think they have the power will face God. They want to disrupt the elections to instigate postponement. Do not fall into their hands”, he said.
He noted that the illegal arrests by the military will not stop the victory of the PDP during the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
“If they arrest 2000 persons, they will see more 10, 000. Our people should be security conscious about their movement because these people are very desperate “, the Governor said.
Governor Wike noted that he has planted key projects in all the Local Government Areas of the state. He said after his re-election more projects will be executed for Rivers people.
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha said Governor Wike has done well and will be voted in for a second term.
He described Governor Wike as a great product that will lead the PDP to victory without noise. He, however, said that the people of Rivers East Senatorial District will continue to promote the achievements of the governor.
He said violence is a product of the militarisation of the polity. He said when the military is biased, it generates a serious cause for concern.
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia said everything about the election has gone smoothly for Rivers PDP because of the involvement of God. He said that the PDP will emerge victorious on March 9, 2019.
He said that the people of Rivers State are solidly behind Governor Wike and other PDP Candidates.
“Never mind, there are threats and many of us are listed for arrest, people of Rivers East will stand with you till you emerge victorious “, he said.
Professor Nsirim Nduka of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Eze Chris Nda of Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Joshua Okala of Omuma Local Government Area declared that their respective local government areas will vote massively for Governor Wike and PDP Candidates.
Also speaking, Chief Vincent Chukwu of Emohua Local Government Area, Isaiah Chuku of Etche Local Government Area, Prof O. Zeb of Okrika Local Government Area and Chief Josiah Tanuno of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area said that they will vote for Governor Wike because of his outstanding projects delivery. They said their people will turnout in their numbers to re-elect Governor Wike.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of State and National Assembly Candidates to the leaders of the Senatorial District by Governor Wike. He asked them to vote for them on Saturday.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
7th March , 2019.