Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has promised that the state will be safer in the hands of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, and his deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu.
The governor praised the two candidates as seasoned technocrats with the experience and capability to continue the state’s development trajectory.
Speaking at the campaign flag-off rally for Omuma Local Government Area, Governor Wike reminded the audience of the promises he made to Omuma residents in 2015 and 2019 and how he fulfilled them.
He urged them to support Fubara in the upcoming election, as it would secure more infrastructural development for the area.
The governor also criticized the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, and his principal, Chibuike Amaechi, for siphoning money meant for development and charged them to court.
He emphasized that the state cannot be intimidated and urged residents to stand firm and protect the state.
The governor also urged Omuma residents to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) as it is their power to resist attempts to rig the election.
He announced the award of the Eberi-Umuakali Road project and assured that it will be completed under Fubara’s leadership.
In his speech, Fubara urged Omuma residents to use their votes to support the PDP’s consolidation team and promised to focus on building and developing human capacity to drive the overall development of the area.
He emphasized that being able to know what to do and being concerted in delivering the core mandate is more important than loudness.