Hon. Azubuike Wanjoku, President-General, Ikwerre Youth Movement and member, Rivers State House of Assembly has described the political battle in Rivers State as a clash between Christianity and occult.
Wanjoku said this at praise, prayer and worship conference organised by Ikwerre Youth Movement, IYM and Ikwerre Women Forum, IWF in honour of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC led by governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside. The ceremony which held at IYM International Secretariat, Alimini, Isiokpo brought together, Ikwerre sons and daughters, including Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and friends of Ikwerre like Dr. Peterside.
Wanjoku who decried the intimidation and senseless killing of APC members in the state, said they are praising and worshipping God because He has promised freedom for APC. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“We are here because God is on our side. We will not vote for a man without religion. And we must inform the world that the battle in Rivers State is between Christianity and occult but we shall be vindicated because we are children of God.
“Many of you know that Nyesom Wike is my in-law but he is not fit to be a governor. He formed Grassroots Development Initiave, GDI which means Go and Destroy Ikwerre. We are praying here today because PDP has increased killings in Rivers State and we are asking God to liberate us from this power of darkness. And in Jesus name, we will overcome.
“In this battle, Peterside is on the side of God while Wike is on the side of the devil. Surely, God will win”.
Wanjoku described Wike as a traitor who has chosen to bring death and destruction to his own people instead of development and progress. He called on Ikwerre people to reject PDP and their candidates because like Wike, they represent darkness and death. He added that Christians cannot afford to mortgage their freedom of worship and association for anything, warning that everybody must be vigilant and vote for APC which is freedom.
The prayer session also featured goodwill messages and praises from Dame Judith Amaechi, wife of the governor; Hon. Vicky Nyeche, President, IWF; Chief Tony Okocha, Secretary-General, IYM and others. The speakers who described APC’s candidates as forthright and visionary, called on the Ikwerre and people of Rivers State to turn out en mass and vote massively for the APC on March 28 and April 11.
Responding on behalf of all the candidates, Peterside commended Ikwerre youths, men, women and professionals for supporting APC even in a season of persecution.
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“I want to thank Ikwerre people for their exceptional love for us. Standing up for truth, I must say, is not always easy but we know the Ikwerre are courageous. You have once again confirmed my earlier endorsement by the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers in Isiokpo.
“Again, let me use this medium to thank Ikwerre traditional rulers, Ogbako Ikwerre, Council of Ikwerre Professionals and Ikwerre in Diaspora. We will bring development and empowerment here. I will not disappoint you, I promise”.