Non-indigenes endorse Rivers governor for second term
.Wike addressing the non-indigenes.
No fewer than 15,000 non-indigenes living and doing business in Rivers State on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for a second-term in office.
Also, the governor has appealed to Nigerians irrespective of their linguistic and religious affiliation to use their voters card to sack the non-performing All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government.
The non-indigenes on the platform of Non-indigenes Without Borders trooped to the Government House, Port Harcourt, where they declared their support come 2019.
The visit was like a carnival as different ethnic groups displayed their cultural dances and attires.
They stated that their support for Governor Wike stems from his outstanding developmental strides which have improved their standard of living.
Spokesman of the Igbo Community in Rivers State, Chief Emeka Vitalis, promised that the Igbo would vote enmasse for Governor Wike because his development projects helped their businesses to grow.
In his remarks, Alhaji Omotayo of the Yoruba Community and Henry Iyoha of the Edo/Delta Community in Rivers State said their endorsements of the Rivers State governor stems from commitment to the welfare of all residents of the state.
The Bayelsa community in Rivers, represented by Agbai Tom, the Akwa Ibom/Cross River State community in Rivers State led by Obong Godwin Inyang and the Muslim community in the state led by Hajia Mariam also announced their respectice endorsements for the re-election of Governor Wike.
Spokesman of the Hausa Community, Alhaji Maisundu, said that the Hausa Community would mobilise votes for Governor Wike in 2019 because he is a de-tribalised leader.
Commissioner of Special Duties, Emeka Onowu, who is a non-indigene, noted that Rivers State Governor has been a father to the non-indigenes, carrying them along as he develops the state.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, assured the non-indigenes that he would continue to deliver quality projects and programmes that will improve the lives of residents of the state.
He declared that all residents of Rivers State should remain resolute in their commitment to PDP, saying that they should not fear the evil machinations of the APC.
Governor Wike said because the people have discovered that the APC is full of lies and deceit, the party will resort to rigging in 2019. He said they will fail in Rivers State.
His words: "Nobody should be afraid of anyone. Anyhow they want it, we are ready. There is nothing like do or die in this election, only God gives power. We believe in God, that is why we always defeat them.
"Whether they go to the United States of America or North Korea to bring anything, we shall withstand them. The only weapon you have is your voters card. Mobilise and use your voters card; that is the weapon that will remove them from office".
He regretted that after two and half years, the APC Federal Government has no single project in Rivers State. He said the state will be a no-go area for them in 2019.
According to him, contrary to the allegations of the APC ahead of the 2015 general elections, he has proved that Rivers State is a home for all by carrying the non-indigenes along through appointments and projects.
"I will always fulfill my promises. I will never give excuses. I am not like the APC that thrives in excuses. My commitment remains to deliver on projects", Wike said.
The governor said that he would respond to the request to seek re-election at the appropriate time.