PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Chief Nyesome Wike, will be mercilessly crushed during the April 11 governorship election, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congres (APC) has declared. “Wike and PDP are doomed, as they cannot stand the combined might of Governor Chibuike Amaechi and our gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside. Wike and PDP’s woes have been further compounded now that Governor Amaechi has triumphantly returned to lead our gubernatorial campaign after successfully piloting the Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation to victory in the March 28 presidential poll. If national PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan could not withstand Amaechi’s knockout punch, there is no way Wike and Rivers PDP can survive our hurricane on April 11,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.
Ikanya in a statement issued Monday in Port Harcourt warmly welcomed Amaechi back home and thanked him for immediately rejoining the State APC campaign train. “Our spirits have further been lifted by the return of the Lion of Niger Delta politics, an exemplary leader who instead of taking a break after the bruising presidential campaign and election, came straight to Port Harcourt to take charge of our state campaign train,” Ikanya said.
He disclosed that the state APC governorship and House of Assembly campaign team has become greatly boosted following Amaechi’s double onslaught in the form of his Easter Message and rousing speech while addressing APC supporters at Saturday’s victory rally in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.
As Governor Amaechi rightly said in his Easter Message, there is need for the good people of Rivers State to troop out in their millions this Saturday, April 11, to elect a new and capable Governor in the person of Dr. Dakuku Peterside and the APC lawmakers that will join him to complete the excellent job the Amaechi administration has started. Amaechi and his team have worked hard over the past eight years to put Rivers State on the path of sustainable progress. The greatest tribute we can pay to this great visionary is to elect Dr. Peterside to continue this progress as we gladly release Amaechi for greater service at the federal level with effect from May 29,” Ikanya said.
Rivers APC also thanked Amaechi for setting up a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate politically motivated deaths in the state in line with his administration’s resolve to protect lives and property. “We cannot allow these innocent sons and daughters of Rivers State whose lives were needlessly cut short by bloodthirsty power mongers to die in vain. We therefore fully support any attempt by the State Government to avenge their death as a deterrent to those who may contemplate such murderous acts in the future,” the statement said.
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