Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has charged Nigerians to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in order to return the country to the days of performance and development.
Addressing thousands of supporters during the PDP campaign rally at Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) on Saturday, Wike said it was only under the PDP that sustained development could take place.
“PDP is not a party of excuses. It is a party founded on development. It is a party of performance. That is why Nigerians must return to the PDP,” he said.
The governor urged the people of Rivers State to vote massively for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, for the revival of the seaports in the state.
“Atiku Abubakar through quality economic policies will revive the Trans-Amadi Industrial Estate and the two seaports in Rivers State. Atiku Abubakar will create jobs and ensure that the government works for the good of all Nigerians,” he said.
While acknowledging Obio/Akpor as the LGA with the highest number of registered voters in the state, Wike urged the people to cast 90 per cent of their votes for the PDP and her candidates.
He advised PDP members to ensure that the party wins all the 359 polling units in the LGA. He said that political patronage would be based on winning of polling units.
“You must deliver your polling unit. Victory of the polling unit is the ticket to political appointments. We don’t want to hear any excuse that your polling unit result was snatched. You must protect the results,” he said.
The governor advised the people not to be deceived by the claims by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that they would organise credible polls. He said they should remain vigilant to protect their votes.