Politics

Gov. Wike announces talks with political allies on presidential candidate nearing conclusion

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, at the Local Government Campaign Flag-off Rally of the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Omagwa Town on Tuesday, 17 January 2023.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has hinted that talks with his political allies on the presidential candidate to support in the upcoming 25 February election will soon be concluded.

Speaking at the Local Government Campaign Flag-off Rally of the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Omagwa Town on Tuesday, Governor Wike emphasized that the people of Rivers State know their political bearings and will not play second fiddle in the general election.

The governor explained that the people of Rivers State have been duly sensitised and told to vote for the candidates of PDP for governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly.

He added that the beauty of the forthcoming election is that it will leave no room for any form of electoral manipulation and intimidation from security personnel.

Governor Wike allegorically told the people to be sure that all votes must be put in one basket in favour of the candidates of PDP in the state.

He emphasised that it will be a case of one man, one vote and no blackmail can dissuade or thwart the collective resolve of the people on who to support with their votes.

The governor urged the people to be calm and assured that when the final decision of the presidential candidate the state will support is taken, Rivers electorate will be notified.

Governor Wike explained that governance is not about story telling but in performance that translates into making living easier for the people and seeing them happy.

He said the successes of his administration is what the consolidation team, to be headed by the PDP governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, will consolidate and therefore, should be elected to continue from where he will stop.

In his speech, Rivers State PDP governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, said he is part of the administration of Governor Wike that has provided good governance and driven unequal infrastructural development agenda.

Sir Fubara pointed out that a vote for him will further be an expression of confidence in what Governor Wike has done, which he will consolidate when elected.

He assured of committing to good governance, providing services to make life more better for the citizenry, including delivering more roads, making heath facilities offer quality healthcare.

In addition to the political rally, Governor Wike also announced that the Rivers State government has awarded a contract for the construction of the Ubima-Ozuoha road. This news is expected to be well-received by the people of the state, as improved infrastructure is a key issue for many residents.

Overall, Governor Wike’s speech at the campaign rally was aimed at rallying support for the PDP candidates in the upcoming election and assuring the people of Rivers State that their votes will be respected and their voices will be heard.

He emphasized the importance of one man, one vote and the need for the people to be calm as the final decision on the presidential candidate is taken. With the election fast approaching, it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming weeks.