The emergence of Governor Nyesom Wike as the governorship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been applauded by a renowned Niger Delta freedom fighter and Commandant of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Opobo Chapter, Commander Idawari Brown, contending that Wike’s political maturity and exposure are what gave him the PDP governorship ticket for re-election in 2019.
Speaking with The Tide, Monday in Opobo, Brown, said Wike’s performance so far in governance within the past three and half years is a testament to the wonderful work he has done in the tranformation of human and material resources.
According to him, “the people of Opobo/Nkoro LGA and indeed Rivers State, see Wike as the only governorship candidate for the 2019 election, whose blueprint for governance is already out in the open for engagement as a trust worthy alternative to the misrule that the APC represents.
“Nyesom Wike when he held sway before now in our state, raised it from the back waters of economic negligence to become the envy of observers, both within and outside Nigeria. Anyone who had been to Nigeria, but did not visit Rivers State was said to have missed out on a very uplifting experience, as he contributed tremendously in the development of the state.
“His efforts to emancipate the state from dependence on the central government’s economy was evident in his pro-toursim and business agenda, the facelift given to all major business investment sites, including the creation of access roads to these facilities. “His efforts are indelible in the hearts of Rivers people, and indeed the nation”.
Brown recalled Wike’s developmental revolution in agriculture, education, housing, environment, urban development; civil service and health, among others.
Brown added that the electorate in Rivers State should for their own good in the next four years vote in Nyesom Wike as their governor in tomorrow’s election.
On the leadership of PDP, he eulogized the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, describing him as, “pillar of good governance and genuine transformer”.
He, therefore, appealed to the South-South leadership of the PDP to remember Opobo/Nkoro in the government scheme of things, especially the youths in job creation among others.