As political parties get busy with electorate, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has flagged off his campaign for a second term, mocking and declaring that the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has lost the political struggle in the state due to the greed of a political godfather.
Wike who stated that the APC had attracted no value to Rivers State; hence Rivers people will overwhelmingly vote PDP candidates, said: “I hear that the APC in Rivers State are negotiating for a political party to support during the 2019 general election. But it is already too late,” he said.
He said that he has entered a covenant with Tai people to deliver more projects for them during his second term, noting that they are under obligation to protect their votes during the elections.
The governor said that over the last three and half years, his administration has planted key projects in the area, announcing that in the coming days, he will flag off the construction of General Hospital.
“This is a project I have agreed with Tai people to execute for the benefit of the masses,” he said, he emphasised while charging the people of Tai council to vote overwhelmingly for PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar during the Presidential election.
“Buhari does not like Rivers State. The only person that will help Rivers State is Atiku Abubakar. That is why we will vote for him,” the governor said.
He said despite the assurances of the New Inspector General of Police, IGP, Rivers people should remain vigilant, and “Anybody who rigs election in Rivers State will suffer God’s wrath. If you leave your home to come and rig in Rivers State, your family will suffer the consequences”
Wike said all the people of Rivers State are looking for, is free and fair elections, where the people will be allowed to choose their leaders.
Rivers South East Senatorial District PDP Candidate, Mr Barry Mpigi said the people of the area would vote Governor Wike because the Rivers State Governor is the father of modern Rivers State.
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said Tai Local Government Area is a fertile ground for PDP because of the key projects executed by Governor Wike.