At a campaign flag-off rally held at Community Secondary School 1 in Mogho Town by the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council in Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, dismissed recent threats made by some politicians to deal with him if they win the 2023 presidential election.
He called the threats “empty” and “laughable,” stating that those making them will never win the election and will not have the opportunity to carry out their plans.
Governor Wike explained that his political crime, in the eyes of these politicians, is his insistence on equity, fairness and justice within the party, which they consider too demanding.
He emphasized his strong belief in the principles of equity, fairness, and justice as the best way to foster inclusivity in the PDP.
He also pointed out the negative consequences of denying other equal stakeholders their rights, which leads to a lack of unity within the party.
The governor also advised Gokana people to obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in order to have the power to vote and punish those who hate Rivers State.
He stated that the 2023 election will be about the use of PVCs, unlike the 2019 election where officers of the Nigerian Army and police were used to intimidate voters.
Governor Wike also highlighted his commitment to the welfare of Gokana citizens and improving their living conditions.
He stated that as governor, he is a better “brother” to Gokana people than their own son, Victor Giadom, who, as a Commissioner for Works, refused to construct roads in Gokana.
He revealed that several roads have been constructed by his administration in Gokana and that a bridge connecting K-Dere to Bolo Town is currently under construction.
The Rivers State governorship candidate of the PDP, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, also spoke at the rally and assured that the party will win the election in the state, but emphasized the importance of a convincing victory.
He pledged to continue the performance and policies of Governor Wike’s administration, specifically in terms of security, road infrastructure, and educational infrastructure.
Several other politicians also spoke at the rally, including Director General of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Brother Felix Obuah, Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Fred Kpakol, former Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani, and Senator Barinada Mpigi.
All of them expressed their support for Governor Wike and the PDP and their commitment to serving the interest of Gokana people.
Governor Wike also paid a courtesy visit to His Majesty, Festus Babari Paago-Bagia, Gberemene Gokana Kingdom in Giokoo before the rally.