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Published On: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

2019: Wike gets second term endorsement

Residents of River state have endorsed the Governor, Nyesom Wike, for another term of four years.

They declared their support for the governor when over 15,000 non-indigenes of the state visited the Government House on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Channels TV reports.

Wike urged Nigerians irrespective of their linguistic and religious affiliation to use their voters’ cards to “sack the non-performing All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government”.

Speaking under the platform of Non-indigenes Without Borders, spokesman for the Igbo Community, Chief Emeka Vitalis, assured the governor that the Igbos will vote en masse for him because his development projects had helped their businesses to grow.

Similarly, Alhaji Omotayo of the Yoruba Community joined his Edo/Delta counterpart; Mr Henry Iyoha in backing the governor.

Also, the Bayelsa community, represented by Agbai Tom, the Akwa Ibom/Cross River state community led by Obong Godwin Inyang and the Muslim community in the state led by Hajia Mariam, threw their weight behind the re-election of Governor Wike.

The Hausa community was not left out too as its representative, Alhaji Maisundu said they would mobilise votes for the governor in 2019 for being a de-tribalised leader.

Responding to the gesture, Wike reassured them of his administration’s commitment to delivering developmental projects to the residents of the state, while expressing displeasure over the failure of the Federal Government to execute projects in the state more than two years after coming on board.

He, however, called on all residents of the state to remain resolute in their commitment to the PDP, saying that they should not fear the evil machinations of the APC.

“Nobody should be afraid of anyone. Anyhow they want it, we are ready. There is nothing like do or die in this election, only God gives power. We believe in God, that is why we always defeat them,” he said.

“Whether they go to the United States of America or North Korea to bring anything, we shall withstand them.

“The only weapon you have is your voter’s card. Mobilise and use your voters’ card, that is the weapon that will remove them from office,” the governor added.

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