2023 General Elections: We will show our power – Wike

2023 General Elections: We will show our power – Wike

▪︎ Insists Rivers people not 2nd class citizens;
▪︎ Declares they cannot be intimidated;
▪︎ Urges them to vote Siminalayi Fubara, others

Governor Nyesom Wike flanked by  some PDP candidates addresses Omuma rally

Governor Nyesom Wike has stressed that the Rivers people will convincingly use their permanent voters’ cards, PVC, to demonstrate strength and tenacity in the forthcoming general elections.

The Governor who reiterated in Omuma that<span;> Rivers people are not second class citizens in Nigeria expressed optimism that the people will speak emphatically through their votes.

“Our power is our PVC”  Governor Wike stressed while addressing the rally in Omuma, “We will use it well on the 25 February and 11th of March.”

Part of the massive crowd of PDP supporters who turned out in Omuma on Monday.

The Governor remarked,  “Let me tell you, this election will not be like 2019 when they used soldiers and used police. It will not happen again.”

Why Rivers people shouldn’t Consider Tonye Cole/APC as an option:

The Rivers strongman revealed why Tonye Cole, the APC gubernatorial candidate cannot be trusted.

He said Cole who is being propped by Rotimi Amaechi,  a former Minister of Transportation, has serious questions to answer following what transpired over the sale of state assets belonging to Rivers people.

Sahara Energy rep9rtedly bought power assets sold by the Amaechi administration  for $308 million.

Thereafter, Amaechi ordered the Rivers State Government to  pay another sum of money, $50 million some say, back to Sahara Energy, claiming the Rivers establishment under Amaechi’s watch had borrowed money from the company.

Tonye Cole faces new challenge as Wike enters fresh charges against him in cour5.

“The money that should have been used to develop Omuma and some other local governments of Rivers State was siphoned by Tonye Cole and his master”, Wike told Omuma people.

“That’s is why we have charged them to court”, Wike pointed out, “because we will not allow anybody who stole our money to come to power through the backdoor.”

Wike urged the Rivers people to vote for his successor,  Sim Fubara,  his running mate, Professor Ngozi Odu and all Rivers PDP candidates.

Place of Rivers people in Nigeria:

According to the State Governor, Rivers people cannot be run aground by anyone in Nigeria.

He emphasized, <span;>“Nobody should be afraid of whatever is going on in the country. We cannot be intimidated.

“Nobody can take this flag away from us. We are not second-class citizens to anybody and we must continue to stand firm and make sure our state is protected.

Wike acknowledged that Fubara and Odu are both technocrats with a deep insight of how governments work.

While Sim, the gubernatorial candidate, rose to be a Permanent Secretary and the Accountant General in the State Civil Service, Odu who is now a professor was equally a Permanent Secretary in the service.

Wike assured the Rivers people that the duo would guarantee their well-being and consolidate on all ongoing efforts to totally transform the State.

The Governor also seized the opportunity to disclose that his administration has approved the construction of the Eberi-Umuakali Road.

Taking the message of hope, consolidation and continuity to the masses.

He insisted that the road would be completed and commissioned within his tenure.

Wike commended the outgoing State House of Assembly member,  Hon. Kelechi Nwogu for his excellent performance, especially in delivering meaningful Constituency projects and attracting government presence in Omuma.

The State Chief Executive asked Senatorial candidates of other political parties to step down for Chief Allwell Onyeso who is standing on the platform of the PDP,  adding they were comparatively immature to square up against him in the race for the Senate.

Chiefs, elders, people honour Wike

The Chiefs and people of Omuma have honoured Governor Nyesom Wike with a chieftaincy title.

Reports reaching our newsroom say he was coronated the “Omezuruoha I” of Omuma, meaning the one who does everything for the people.

Bestowing the honour on the Governor at a rally organized Monday, by the PDP at Omuma, His Royal Majesty, Eze Kachi Amaonwu, Omu of Omuma, said the gesture was in appreciation of his contributions to the development of the State and the local government area.

The Traditional Ruler said the title conferred on the Governor also entitles him to be a member of Omuma Council of Chiefs.

In his reaction, Governor Wike thanked the Omuma people for installing him as the Omezuruoha I.

Kelechi, Onyesoh, others speak on PDP’s chances:

Hon. Kelechi Nwogu, PDP’s candidate for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and arrowhead of the party in Omuma has vowed all PDP candidates from the governorship, Senate to the State House of Assembly will sail through in Omuma..

Nwogu noted that the PDP has all along enjoyed an unbeaten run in Omuma in terms of victory recorded through the ballot box.

The Senator in waiting, Chief Allwell Onyeso in his speech thanked Governor Wike for the confidence reposed in the party’s candidates, saying they will not disappoint.

The Council chairman. Chisom Nwaiwu who welcomed the Governor and the campaign train to Omuma swore that the PDP members in the local government area would win the vote for all candidates.

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