▪ As Gokana people defy heavy downpour to declare support for governor
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Nigerians to establish the platform for the swift revival of the country by voting for Atiku Abubakar on February 16, 2019.
This is as thousands of Gokana people defied a heavy downpour to prove their support for Governor Wike. For close to two hours, Gokana people celebrated the key projects of the Rivers State Governor in the area, assuring him of their votes during the forthcoming elections.
Addressing the 2019 PDP Campaign Rally at Gokana Local Government Area on Tuesday, Governor Wike said Nigeria will not survive another four years of Buhari’s directionless and dictatorial governance.
He said: “We have the opportunity to chart a new direction for the country. Another four years of this failed APC Federal Government would mean countless deaths and excessive suffering.
“Atiku Abubakar will bring to bear his experiences in job creation and administration to transform the country and help us recover from the failures of Buhari”. He urged the people to always seek freedom for the good of the country.
He said all Nigerians should rise to challenge Buhari’s dictatorship with their votes. He said that Nigerians should end the road for the APC as there is no need for a failed leadership to continue to destroy the foundation of the country. He said Nigerians have tested the APC and discovered that they can only offer suffering and retrogression.
On the development of Gokana Local Government Area, the governor assured the people of Gokana Local Government Area of more key projects to stabilise the economy of the council. He added that Ogoni people cannot be intimidated by the APC leadership to say that they cannot contest for the governorship of the state. He said as bona fide Rivers people, Ogoni will only emerge as governor under the umbrella of PDP.
Governor Wike charged the people of Gokana Local Government Area to work hard to win in all the polling units. He said that the results of the rerun elections in the area must be improved upon in 2019.
Deputy Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Hon Charles Awortu, presented flags to PDP candidates. He urged the people to vote for all PDP candidates.
Director General of Wike Solidarity Movement, Gabriel Pidomson, said that the people will defend their votes and resist any form of intimidation.
Commissioner of Finance, Dr Fred Kpakol said Gokana Local Government Area has always been PDP. He said that the destiny of the people was in their hands and they are prepared to defend their future.
In his address, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani said the rain is a sign of victory for PDP.
He said Gokana are appreciative of the outstanding works of Governor Wike and will overwhelmingly vote for him and the PDP candidates.
Highpoint of the occasion was the conferment of a Chieftaincy title on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike by the Gokana Traditional Rulers. The traditional rulers said they appreciate the governor’s achievements in their communities.