Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that Nigerian youths have a responsibility to vote out the APC at the federal level in 2019, saying the party has destroyed the country.
This is as the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, Rivers State Branch, endorsed Gov Wike for a second term, citing his performance as the reason behind their decision.
Speaking during a solidarity visit by the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association at the Government House Port Harcourt, Wike said that the APC has no plan for the future of the country but have allegedly destroyed all viable sectors.
He said: “A government that has no plan for the people, does not think of their welfare and security, goes ahead to say that the youths are lazy.
“Having collapsed the country, they want to blame it on others. Things were not like this before they worsened the situation. I am happy that we now know our mistakes and we are not going to continue with that mistake in 2019”.
The governor said that contrary to the president’s recent statement about the Nigerian youths, Nigerian youths are not lazy. “I know that our youths are not lazy. The only power we have is our permanent voters’ card. If you don’t have your Permanent Voter Card, then you are lazy. We must use our permanent voters cards to chase away this lazy party out of Nigeria”, Governor Wike said.
Speaking further, Governor Wike said that his administration has a deliberate policy to grow the state’s economy and empower the youths.
“Members of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, Rivers State Branch will benefit from the monthly N200million Interest Free Loans set aside by the State Government. The funds will be released to different traders and young entrepreneurs on a phased basis”, Governor Wike said.
He added: “Once you get the loan, apply it to your businesses and trades to grow the state’s economy. I also plead with you to work with the state government to ensure that your members don’t ply your trade on the main road “.
On national security, Governor Wike stated that the APC Federal Government should be held responsible for the unbridled killing of innocent Nigerians across the country.
“APC is responsible for the bloodshed in the country. This is a party that believes in sucking blood. If the party does not believe in sucking blood, they would have checked the shedding of innocent blood “, he said.
Earlier, Chairman of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, Rivers State Branch, Comrade Stanley Amadi announced the endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
He said 20,000 mechanics working in Rivers State will work hard to ensure that Governor Wike emerges victorious at the polls.
He said that the endorsement of Governor Wike is to allow him complete all ongoing projects and consolidate on the gains of his first term.
Highpoint of the occasion was the decoration of the Rivers State Governor as a grand patron of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, Rivers State Brand .