Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that despite the postponement of the general elections, Nigerians are determined to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during a special anointing service at the Living Faith Kaduna Street, D-Line, Port Harcourt, yesterday, Wike said the postponement should re-energise the electorate to use their votes to insist that Nigeria must be better.
He said: “I’m not speaking to you because I’m a governor, I’m speaking because I’m a member of an organisation, ‘Nigeria must be better’.”
“The situation we find ourselves today is not what we bargained for. We have to move ahead so that Nigeria must be better. You know what to do next Saturday.”
Wike regretted that there are people who think they can play on the intelligence of Nigerians, by shifting elections unnecessarily.
He thanked Nigerians for refusing to be provoked by the last minute postponement of elections.
“What happened yesterday (Saturday) should re-energise you to still believe in the principle that Nigeria must be better.”
The governor urged Nigerians to opt for development, freedom and abhor dictatorship, when they vote on February 23, saying the current administration must be thrown out. He said the message to Nigerians on the way forward is clear.
“Nigerians have spoken that they want to dump the failed president Buhari era and revive development.”
Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Isaac Folaji, and other clerics prayed for the peace of the country and its development.
Folaji conducted an anointing service for the growth and protection of individuals and for the development of the state.