…Get Ijaw Endorsement For Second Term
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that he does not have any regret supporting the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
This is as Ijaws in Rivers State on Wednesday endorsed Wike for a second term in office in line with what they described as the governor’s pro-Ijaw disposition.
Wike spoke at Government House, Port Harcourt while addressing Ijaw people who marched through the streets of the Rivers State capital, in honour of late Niger Delta freedom fighter, Isaac Boro.
The governor said, “I have no regret for supporting Former President Goodluck Jonathan. Nobody should deceive us by political parties. Our interest is paramount.”
He stated that current happenings in the country have proved that Jonathan loves Nigeria far more than those who misled the country in 2015.
Wike declared that he will remain steadfast in the protection of the interests of the people of Rivers State and the Niger Delta region.
The governor said no level of intimidation from the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government will compel him to abandon the worthy cause of developing the area.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Annkio Briggs said that in view of the performance of Wike, he deserves another term in office to consolidate on the gains of his first term.
Briggs said after the governor’s first term, the Ijaw people would want Wike to support the emergence of an Ijaw Governor.
She said, “As Ijaws in Rivers State, these four years that you have done, we want to say that the next four years, because of the work you have done in terms of protecting the people of Niger Delta, it is okay for you to run for four more years.
“As we give this support, you should bear in mind that we also will want to come and govern Rivers State after that”.
Prominent Ijaw Leader, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari urged all other Niger Delta leaders to follow the footsteps of Isaac Boro who promoted the interest of the people.
Dokubo-Asari, who called for the unity between the South-East and South-South regions of the country, advised the people of the area never to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to rig elections in the Niger Delta
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