Forge Common Front To Sack Buhari, Wike Tells PDP Presidential Aspirants …Says Rivers Safest State In Nigeria

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Cross section of members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, protesting against the incessant molestation and assault of journalists across the country by the police in Port Harcourt, yesterday. Photo: Ibioye Diama

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has called on all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants to forge a common-front to sack the non-performing All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.
He urged all presidential aspirants to support whoever emerges as the PDP candidate after the presidential primary, because power comes from God.
He spoke, yesterday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during a condolence visit by PDP presidential aspirant and former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa over the death of the Attorney General of Rivers State, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN).
He said: “What we are saying is that all of us must put our heads together to remove this government that does not mean well for Nigerians.
“Power comes from God. If God says it is you, there is nothing any man can do about it. Man can only struggle”.
Wike said every member of the PDP must work as a team for the party to emerge victorious in 2019.
On the death of the Attorney General of Rivers State, Hon. Emmanuel Aguma, Wike thanked the former Sokoto State governor for his condolence visit.
He said the burial process would begin on September 12, 2018 with a lecture on the life and times of the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria, while actual burial would be on September 15, 2018.
The governor described the late Attorney-General of Rivers State as a dependable ally who stood by his administration to the end of his life.
In his remarks, former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa prayed God to grant Rivers people the strength to bear the loss.
He said that the visit was to condole with the Rivers State governor.
He said that all human beings would taste death at some point, praying God to grant the late Attorney-General of Rivers State paradise.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has described the state as the safest in the country, and that the establishment of the neighbourhood safety agency was a statement of the government’s commitment to safety and security of law abiding residents of the state.
Wike, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Bureau, Office of Secretary to State Government, Sir Chidi Adiele, made the call at Nonwa-Gbam, Tai Local Government Area, during the official opening swearing in ceremony of batch ‘B’ Steam 2, corps members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
The state governor, who also sees the state as a home of true democracy and freedom of aspiration, urged corps members to concentrate on the various programmes of the course meant to make them see the orientation as a reality and not a myth.
Wike said that the NYSC scheme has impacted positively on the psyche of Nigerians and contributed to the building and development of the rural areas through various community development service projects.
The state governor also implored corps members to shun cultism, religious intolerance political violence, and all forms of anti-social behaviour, charging them not to allow disgruntled and unpatriotic individuals to use them for selfish and destructive purposes.
Wike assured that his administration would spare no resources in ensuring that the security of lives and property of corps members was guaranteed throughout their service year in the state.
Earlier in his welcome address, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Chinendu Chukwu, who thanked the state government for making welfare of corps members a priority, said that the service has sensitized their host communities towards understanding and embracing government programmes.
Chukwu also said that the scheme has provided a continuous fight against HIV/AIDS scourge, provision of free legal services to the less privileged, sensitization of the public on fundamental human right and enhance the educational standards of the rural communities, among other needful services.