▪Etche Ethnic Nationality declares support for Governor Wike’s re-election
By PRECIOUS IBINABO DAVIDS, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Rivers 2019 General elections to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) prepare, will be resisted.
Addressing the Rivers State PDP Campaign Rally on Saturday at Okehi, Governor Wike said that INEC is working in liaison with the APC to illegally postpone Rivers elections and create room for manipulation.
Governor Wike said that two years ago in Ondo State, INEC established the precedent that no election would be postponed on the account of intra-party crisis.
“We know all the tricks of INEC. INEC is a fraudulent institution that lacks credibility. Because of Rivers State, INEC will sink. As the election is approaching, INEC is trying to give hope to APC in Rivers State. Remember that INEC is a member of the APC. It is number three on the APC official register.
“Two years ago, PDP had a problem in Ondo State. Three days to the election, Court of Appeal gave jugdment and PDP requested for postponement, but INEC bluntly refused to grant that request .
“Now APC has a problem and INEC is claiming they will postpone Rivers elections to give APC opportunity to prepare. I am warning INEC not to try that rubbish in Rivers State “.
The governor said that the INEC Commissioner who is circulating the negative propaganda should seek God’s forgiveness or face divine consequences.
He reminded Nigerians that Former Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris was forced out of the police because of the evil plans he had for Rivers State.
“Anybody plotting against Rivers State will not survive”, he said.
Speaking on the forthcoming elections, Governor Wike urged the people of Etche to vote for Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates on 16th February and 2nd March, 2019. He said a vote for Atiku Abubakar will lead to the revival of the national economy, which will enhance employment.
The governor charged the Chairman of Etche Local Government Area to mobilise the people of the area to collect their voters cards for the forthcoming elections.
On the development of Etche, Governor Wike said when re-elected, he will commence the construction of a major road, linking key communities in the area . He added that he will also complete the Sports Academy in the area.
Also speaking at the PDP Campaign Rally, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that Governor Wike deserves a second term because of his outstanding projects delivery.
He wondered why the APC Federal Government continues to plot against the Rivers State Governor when they should shower praises on him for good governance.
The PDP National Chairman warned that any attempt to rig the forthcoming elections will lead to crisis.
“If they want to cause civil war, let them not obey rules and court order. I believe our security agencies are well trained, only a few of them dance to the tune of the APC”, he said.
Speaking further, Secondus said that President Muhammadu Buhari runs the most corrupt administration in the history of the country.
“The APC leadership is jittery, that is why they want to frame Atiku Abubakar. When Buhari was the Minister of Petroleum, who stole N2.8billion? ” he said.
The PDP National Chairman said that the Former Rivers State Governor , Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was indicted, but Buhari has refused to refer him to EFCC for prosecution
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah handed over the PDP flags to the Rivers East Senatorial Candidate, Senator George Sekibo, PDP House of Representatives candidate for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency, Hon Ephraim Nwuzi , PDP Candidate for Etche Constituency 1, Mr Nnanna Opurum and PDP Candidate for Etche Constituency 2 , Mr Tony Ejiogu.
PDP Chieftain in Etche Local Government Area, Prince Emma Anyanwu said that Etche people will reciprocate the governor’s massive projects in the area through their votes.
Chairman of Etche Local Government Area, Mr Obinna Anyanwu noted Etche people have resolved to vote all PDP candidates. He said the rally was a mere formality because the decision has been taken by Etche people to secure Governor Wike’s Second Term.
PDP House of Representatives candidate for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency, Hon Ephraim Nwuzi noted that Etche people are committed to the re-election of Governor Wike.