Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared declared the mass movement of Rivers people already translated into an army of voters will defeat the illegal rigging army imported by failed Former Governor Chibuike Amaechi.
He described Chibuike Amaechi as a trader who has the spirit of selling everything in sight. He , however, stated that the former governor will never be allowed to sell Rivers State.
Addressing thousands of the people of Rivers South-East senatorial district during the Grand Finale of the PDP Campaign Rally in Bori on Monday, Governor Wike said the APC’S reliance on soldiers for rigging would be defeated as the people will defend their hard-earned freedom.
He said that Amaechi’s technique of killing Ogoni people by tagging them as militants before the Army would be rewarded with electoral defeat on March 19.
According to him: “Why are the leaders of the APC running away from election after their victory at the tribunal? They have refused to campaign. All they do is to boast that that they will flood the state with soldiers who will rig the elections.
“We have a mass movement of Rivers people who represent an army of voters. They will subdue the rigging Army imported by Amaechi “.
Speaking further, he said: “All those celebrating the killing of Ogoni people will face the wrath of the people during the rerun elections “
He particularly berated Magnus Abe for refusing to defend his Ogoni kinsmen because of his desperation for political power. He said it was unfortunate that Magnus Abe joined Amaechi to describe the 28 Ogoni people murdered in cold blood as militants.
The governor assured the people of Rivers South-East senatorial district that he will construct critical roads, hospitals and schools in the area beginning next month.
He noted that the Sakpenwa-Bori road and Opobo link road will be awarded in April and called on the people to vote PDP candidates so as to entrench development in the state without distraction.
Presenting party flags to candidates for the rerun elections, Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said PDP has been winning all rerun elections because Nigerians are tired of suffering due to the failure of the APC to keep her promises.
He advised President Muhammadu Buhari to watch Minister of Transportation, Amaechi closely as he has already started claiming the position of Commander in Chief of the Armed forces.
Former Minister of Trade and Investment, Chief Kenneth Kobani said that Ogoni people will vote PDP candidates on Saturday , March 19. He warned that no soldier would be allowed to rig elections in the area no matter the intimidation.
He said the Ogoni people hold the Minister of Transportation and Magnus Abe responsible for the murder of Ogoni people by soldiers .
Also speaking, Senator Lee Maeba said since 1999 Rivers South-East senatorial district has always voted PDP. He said the March 19 elections will also be won by the PDP.
Thousands of PDP members from Opobo /Nkoro, Gokana, Oyigbo, Eleme, Tai, Khana and Andoni Local Government Areas attended the mega-rally.
Highpoint of the occasion was the defection of two former Council Chairmen and their supporters from APC to PDP.
Reported by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.