Why Rivers APC  is preaching insecurity, by Governor Wike 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the APC is preaching insecurity because it has nothing to offer the people of the state. 

He wondered why the  Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his political godson, Dakuku Peterside would 

 magnify the issue of kidnapping and cult-related killings when the current administration is tackling security challenges for the development of the state. 

Representative of the Rivers State Governor and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Rivers State Education Commissioner, Dr Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja and Member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Mr Bari Mpigi on Saturday after the sensitization visit of Grassroots Development Initiative to Opobo. 

He spoke at Opobo, during the one-day sensitization programme for the people by   the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) at the weekend. Governor Wike was represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke. 

He said: “I recall that Rotimi Amaechi was governor as at December 14, 2014 when 32 persons were murdered at Omoku. 

“The only reason why they preach insecurity  is because  they have nothing to offer Rivers people.When they come to tell you that Rivers State  is not safe, tell them that the Rivers State Government is working to improve  the security of the state. “

He said  rather than preoccupy themselves  with preaching insecurity, Rivers APC  leaders should focus on explaining the failure of the APC Federal Government to fulfil her campaign promises. 

He said that the defeated 2015 Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Dakuku Peterside in his recent appearance  exposed his cowardice and lack of commitment to Rivers State when he confirmed  that he has not attracted a single project or employment to the state.

The governor thanked the GDI for the sensitization of the people of Opobo-Nkoro on his  achievements   and the need to re-elect him in 2019.

He said that  the massive turnout of the people of Opobo-Nkoro for the sensitization visit indicated their preference for him. He said the overwhelming endorsement means the opposition  in Opobo-Nkoro has collapsed. 

He said that the administration will sustain the delivery of projects for the development of Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area, because  the people deserve the best.

The governor  said before the end of his first term, the people of the area will drive with their cars to the riverine communities  as the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo unity would have been completed and commissioned. 

The Governor’s  Representative noted: “It is only  a house boy  that will be asked what have you done for your people and he gives flimsy excuses. It means if you had elected him to be governor, he would churn out excuses. He cannot do anything for Opobo-Nkoro people and Rivers State.  He will not stand courageously for the start.

“When it is time for Opobo-Nkoro people to send someone, they will  look for a matured person , a fearless person who will defend  the interest of Opobo-Nkoro people. They will send a true son of Opobo-Nkoro to represent the kingdom “.

In an address, Senator Adewari Pepple said that GDI championed the emergence of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike through its massive mobilisation of Rivers people. 

He said ahead of 2019, GDI would still champion  the victory of Governor Wike on the  basis of his performance.  The Former Federal Lawmaker said there is no other platform  than GDI. 

Rivers State Commissioner of Education, Dr Taminosisi Gogo-Jaja said that Governor Wike would  always be victorious because all Rivers People have resolved to support him.

President-General  of GDI, Chief Bright Amaewhule said that the state-wide mobilisation of Rivers people by the group  is to ensure a resounding victory for Governor Wike in 2019.

He said: “We are encouraged  to continue  with the mobilisation of the people of Opobo-Nkoro and other Local Government Areas because Governor Wike has performed well.  

“We want to  ensure that  the work we did in 2015 is repeated  in 2019 to enhance  the development of the state. Do not be threatened  by anybody, no matter what they say. No matter the threat, we shall succeed. We are confident of victory  as we rely on God and  the people”.

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