Guber Poll: Wike Loses Hope, Seeks Soft Landing
•Asks Rivers State People to Vote out PDP – APC Reveals
April 9th, 2015
With defeat staring him in the face, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate
for the April 11 governorship polls in Rivers State, Chief Nyesome Wike, has
made overtures to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking to
negotiate his future after the expected victory of the APC candidate, Dr. Dakuku
Peterside. Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, revealed in Port
Harcourt on Thursday that Chief Wike had reached out to him through his running
mate, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Banigo, making the following requests:
1. That APC should not go to the Election Tribunal over the National Assembly
election of 28th March awarded to PDP candidates.
2. That Governor Chibuike Amaechi should prevail on the President-elect, General
Muhammadu Buhari, not to probe his activities as junior Minister of Education
and that Dr. Peterside, upon assumption of office as governor, should not probe
his office when he served as the Chief of Staff to Governor Amaechi.
3. That he be allowed to nominate three members of his Grassroot Democratic
Initiative (GDI) as Commissioners in the cabinet of Dr. Peterside.
To show the seriousness of Chief Nyesome Wike on this, he has asked the people
of Rivers State to vote out all PDP candidates in the April 11 polls. The
attached audio tape says it all.
Dr. Ikanya said in a statement that he was non-committal after being contacted
by Dr. Banigo but rather advised that Chief Wike should bring up these issues
after the election of April 11th as it is already too late to go into
negotiation with regard to the polls.
Ikanya in the statement maintained that all the stolen National Assembly seats
by PDP would be retrieved through the Election Tribunal as APC cannot allow
illegal occupants to represent Rivers State in the National Assembly.
The Rivers APC Chairman advised the electorate to troop out on Saturday and vote
for Dakuku Peterside. He said that apart from saving Rivers State from PDP-induced
violence, occultism and worship of the devil, an APC victory in the governorship
election would mean aligning the Rivers State Government and the entire State
with the incoming APC-led Federal Government and to attract the following
benefits to the State:
1. Urgent re-modeling and completion of the Port Harcourt International Airport
2. Reimbursement of over N100 Billion owed Rivers State by the Federal
3. Further investments into and commencement of Train 7 of the NLNG project
Bonny to create more employment opportunities for Rivers State indigenes.
4. Construction of the Bodo-Bomu-Bonny Road, completion of the East-West Road
and the rehabilitation of Rivers State section of the Port Harcourt-Aba Road.
5. Return of the Soku oil wells and other oil wells to Rivers State.
Dr. Ikanya commended and congratulated former Governor of Rivers State, Chief
Rufus Ada George, for advising people of the State to vote APC in order to align
the State with the incoming APC Federal Government for the rapid development of
“We pray and hope that the good people of Rivers State will adhere to this wise
counsel and ensure that we don’t have a government in Rivers State that will
antagonist against the APC Government at the centre. With PDP members joining
APC in droves in order to salvage our nation, it is unthinkable that any
right-thinking Rivers person should be contemplating wasting his vote on the
doomed PDP and its candidates in the April 11 elections,” Ikanya stated.
For some strategic reasons, the rally slated to hold on 10th April, 2015 to
accept the 10,000 PDP defectors will no longer hold. This is to avoid running
fowl of the electoral laws that says that campaigns or rallies should not hold
24hours to the date of an election. The event will now take place after the
election of April 11th at a date that will be used to celebrate the APC's
victory as expected.
Long Live APC!
Long Live Rivers State!!
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State.