Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the All Progressives Congress ( APC) has failed Nigeria, declaring that Rivers State is one of the very few functional states in the country.
says Police will not be allowed to hijack electoral materials
From Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The governor stressed that due to APC’s failed governance style, all the development structures of the country have collapsed, compelling APC to rely on security and INEC to rig elections.
Speaking during the PDP Campaign for Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency at Afara on Thursday, the governor said that despite the illegal collaboration between APC and Police; the Rivers people will not allow the rigging of the last rerun elections for Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency.
He explained that while the PDP is campaigning for victory based on its performance, the APC leaders are in Abuja plotting rigging methods with INEC and Police.
He said: “APC has failed Nigeria. Nigeria has collapsed. The only state that is working in Nigeria is Rivers. That is why the APC cannot campaign here.
“We will not allow a situation where we will campaign, but APC will liaise with the Police and INEC to rig. The votes of our people must count.
“Allow democracy to thrive in Nigeria. You cannot continue to deceive the people. We shall not allow the police and other security agencies hijack electoral materials on Saturday “.
The governor said that PDP is popular with Etche people because of the projects executed in the area by his administration.
“I live by my promises. In Etche Local Government Area, it is either I have fulfilled my promises or I am fulfilling them. I have completed the Igwuruta-Chokocho road, while the Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu road, Afara-Nihi-Ulakwo and Chokocho-Igbo Etche road are ongoing. The Etche people will continue to enjoy projects from my administration “
He stressed: “Those who give excuses in Abuja, have no place in Etche. For me, I have gone beyond being a governor. I am now Mr Projects. My attention is on the delivery of quality projects to our people “.
In his address, Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Sekibo urged the people of Etche to join the Wike revolution by ensuring that PDP wins the Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency on Saturday.
Also speaking, Former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that PDP is the best option for the people of Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency.
Highpoint of the campaign rally was the public presentation of Chief Jerome Eke as the PDP Candidate for the Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency and Mr Tony Ejiogu as the PDP Candidate for the Etche State Constituency.