Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has charged the people of the state to vote for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections and ensure they defend their votes.
This was even as the leaders of Rivers South East Senatorial District have re-affirmed their endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
They spoke yesterday, at a Town Hall Meeting between the governor and leaders of the senatorial district in Bori.
Governor Wike urged the people to be peaceful and vigilant to ensure their votes count.
He said: “Just be vigilant and protect your votes. We have no security with us, but, we have the chief security officer of the world on our side.
“If they like they should bring police, army and thugs from all over the world. We are quite confident we shall smile on March 9, 2019. Come out and vote for people you can vouch for.”
Governor Wike accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of trying to impose a politician without pedigree on Rivers State.
“Has Rivers State got to the level where someone would point at a person and make him governor? He said he will bring anyone even without record.
“Rivers State is not like any other state. We’ll not allow a godfather to operate here. Our only godfather is God,” Wike said.
He urged Rivers people to adopt a peaceful disposition through the governorship and state Assembly elections.
Wike said those who plan to use security forces to kill Rivers people should know that the security personnel will come and go, but, Rivers will remain.
“You are not participating in the elections, so, why are you killing our people? You should allow the will of God to prevail. Talk to our children to avoid being used for violence. Reject violence as being propagated by the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the governor said.