The Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom, has stated that the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, must be voted out in 2019, to move the state forward.
Giadom, a former Rivers commissioner for Works, spoke yesterday at the playground of Community Primary School, Obeama-Asa, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers state, while receiving into APC, defecting former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bright Jacob, a former member of Rivers House of Assembly, David Ihute (Oyigbo constituency), other PDP leaders and their over five thousand supporters.
While further speaking at the event, the member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, Giadom, said: “The defection of Wike’s former commissioner, Hon. Bright Jacob, and also the coming of a very strong lawmaker in the Rivers House of Assembly, Hon. David Ihute, other PDP leaders in Oyigbo LGA and their teeming supporters to APC mark the end of PDP in Oyigbo Local Government Area.
“Wike’s government is being run fraudulently. His government must be voted out in 2019, to move Rivers State forward. APC will produce Rivers governor in 2019.”
The youthful Rivers chairman of the APC, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, in his remarks, urged members of the party not to be afraid of threats from Wike and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but to be determined to effect a change next year.
Flag-Amachree said: “The wind of change is blowing everywhere in Rivers State. Just yesterday (on Saturday), we were at Ahoada Town, the headquarters of Ahoada East LGA, where we welcomed into APC from PDP, Hon. Martins Mana, the representative of Ahoada East constituency one in the Rivers State House of Assembly. Today (yesterday) we are in Oyigbo LGA and we will move to other LGAs to receive defectors from PDP to APC.
“Rivers people are tired of Wike’s government. They are mostly suffering and smiling. This is not the time to hesitate. Come and join us. Let us form a political revolution that will sweep Wike out of Government House, Port Harcourt in 2019. The signs are everywhere that Wike will be a one-term governor.”