As the 2019 general elections draw near, Market women, youth-groups and commercial motor cyclists in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State have declared their unflinching support for the re-election of Governor Nyesom Wike.
The groups cited what they described as the outstanding performance of the governor as the reason for their endorsement during the sensitization tour of One Million Youths for New Rivers State in Ikwerre Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The market women, youths and commercial motorcyclists collectively said they would work for the re-election of Governor Wike because his projects had impacted on their lives positively.
Speaking at the occasion Coordinator of One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Mr. Ehie Edison assured that the youths would continue to drum support for the governor because he was youth friendly.
Edison said since the creation of Rivers State, no administration had offered youths more opportunities in government than the Wike administration.
He said : “All Rivers youths will stay at the INEC office and defend their votes. We will not be intimidated by the use of SARS, military or thugs. We shall stand firm to defend votes cast in favour of the PDP and Governor Wike.”
The Secretary-General of the One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Mr. Major Jack noted that the large turn-out of the masses in Ikwerre Local Government Area indicated that Governor Wike’s re-election was a foregone conclusion.
The Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, who received the groups told them that the antics of the opposition would fail in the area because the people were with Governor Wike.
He noted that key projects such as Isiokpo Internal Roads, Ipo-Airport Road, General Hospital, Isiokpo, and the reconstruction of Basic Schools in the area had transformed the local government area.
The Local Government Council Chairman noted that the decision to re-elect Governor Wike flowed from the fact that more projects would be attracted to the area during his second term.
Thousands of residents responded to the sensitization tour which was marked by rallies, distribution of handbills and direct reach-out by One Million Youths for New Rivers State volunteers.