the state on Monday formally declared their endorsement of PDP
Presidential Candidate, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to lead
Nigeria out of the woods.
The Rivers People who took over the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port
Harcourt and its environs displayed several PDP Campaign promotional
materials, sang pro-Atiku and Pro-Wike songs to emphasise their
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assured that Rivers people will
vote for Atiku Abubakar. He said Rivers people believe in the capacity of
Atiku Abubakar to develop the country.
Governor Wike said that PDP represents the light the country is craving
for, while APC is neck deep in darkness.
“APC is darkness and PDP is light. APC is dictatorship and PDP means
freedom. Rivers people have chosen to vote light and freedom, hence all
our votes are for the PDP. Rivers State is Atikulated”.
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia said the choice of
Atiku Abubakar as PDP Presidential Candidate is divine. He said God has
chosen Atiku Abubakar to solve the problems of Nigeria.
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said that Rivers people will
vote 100 percent for Atiku Abubakar.
He said that rally is a rehearsal for the victory party after the
election of Atiku Abubakar as the President of the country.
PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in
his address, assured that his incoming administration will address the
infrastructural needs of Rivers State and the South-South.
He announced that the Ports in Rivers State will be revived for the
purpose of job creation, economic growth and the massive development of
The PDP Presidential Candidate noted that the incoming administration
will complete the East-West Road started by the Obasanjo/Atiku
administration, but abandoned by the failed APC Federal Government.
“APC has not done anything for Rivers State, South-South and the Niger
Atiku Abubakar vowed to protect the constitution, saying he will uphold
the rule of law, separation of powers and checks and balances.
“I will protect the constitution. I will not interfere with the National
Assembly because I believe in the Separation of Powers. I will not
interfere with the judiciary because I believe in checks and balances. I
will uphold the rule of law “, he said.
He condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for preaching violence in Zamfara
“We are not going to allow anyone to knock our heads and make us fight in
this country. We want peace, we want development, we want jobs. We are not
ready to fight ourselves again. Any leader who has come to instigate to
fight, we will use our ballot papers to throw them out. Buhari must go “,
Atiku Abubakar described Governor Wike as a true leader and devoted
politician who has transformed Rivers State and defended the survival of
Former President Goodluck Jonathan declared that Nigerians are working for
the election of Atiku Abubakar because he has the capacity to lead the
country out of its stagnation.
He said: “In 2015, I mentioned that the choice before Nigerians is either
to move forward or backwards. Within the past four years, all the indices
of development, we have not made progress in any of them.
“I believe that you all know that as a nation, we cannot continue to stay
where we are. We believe that the only person that can get us out of the
woods, is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar”.
Jonathan said that Atiku will move Nigeria forward and will not
discriminate against any section of the country. He said that Atiku will
treat all geo-political zones fairly.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and Former Anambra State Governor , Mr
Peter Obi said only Atiku Abubakar can restore the Niger Delta because he
believes in restructuring.
He noted that Atiku Abubakar will create jobs and make the country to
start working again.
Senate President Bukola Saraki declared that Atiku Abubakar will develop
Nigeria and drive away poverty. He urged Nigerians to defend their
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said despite the desperation
of the APC, Buhari is heading to a woeful defeat because of his failure in
He, however, stated that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on
the strength of his performance, will be re-elected for a second term.
Wife of the Presidential Candidate, Jennifer Atiku said Rivers people are
fully Atikulated and would come out to vote Atiku Abubakar.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal said that the North West Zone has
resolved to vote out failed President Muhammadu Buhari because he promotes
prison yard democracy and retrogression.
Highpoint of the occasion was the formal withdrawal from the governorship
race by 57 Governorship Candidates who endorsed the re-election of
Governor Wike. Spokesman of the Governorship Candidates, Pastor Samuel
Ihunwo said that their decision was premised on the outstanding
performance of Governor Wike.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike received the Governorship Flag
with the declaration that he will lead PDP to victory in the state.
Ace Musicians, Davido and Duncan Mighty thrilled the crowd with their songs.