Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan will win Rivers State by an overwhelming margin on his way to get a second term in 2015.
Wike, who spoke at Apara Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Sunday as part of his thank you tour to the area, said that no amount of state resources expended by the outgoing governor, who serves as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Manager, would change the love the people have for Jonathan.
He said: “President Jonathan will win Rivers State on February 14, 2015 by a landslide. The PDP candidates for the National Assembly elections will also win in their respective constituencies, setting the stage for our first celebration on February 14.
“All Rivers people should come forward on that day to vote Jonathan and all PDP candidates. After the voting, they will proceed to the Special Valentine centres that we will set up with their loved ones to celebrate a president who loves them and has ensured that they benefit from good governance. On February 28, 2015, the second stage of our celebrations will be held across Rivers State after we would we have defeated the APC and the outgoing governor.”
He said that for most parts of Rivers State, the projects that they know were from the Jonathan administration, since the outgoing governor has invested state resources in fighting needless wars and lately, the sponsorship of the APC presidential campaign.
Wike outlined schools in all the senatorial districts of Rivers State rehabilitated and reconstructed by the Jonathan administration through UBEC and TETFUND, after the outgoing governor abandoned them to decay.
Also speaking, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Mr Felix Obuah, said that Rivers people from all communities have endorsed Wike as the next governor of the State because of his pedigree of performance.