Serving lawmaker and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidate in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State. Hon. Adonye Diri has said that the support his party received in the area is due to the belief in the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike and his performance in office.
Diri, who spoke to newsmen after casting his vote in the area said that the people of Opobo/Nkoro have benefitted from the PDP in many ways.
The serving lawmaker who is seeking reelection expressed happiness that Governor Wike had fulfilled his major promise to his people because Opobo/Nkoro people can now drive into their communities.
According to him: “Opobo/Nkoro has benefitted from the government of the PDP. We are driving into the area today because of Governor Nyesom Wike.
“You can recall that during his last electioneering campaign, the governor promised us that by December last (2018) year we will be driving into Opobo/Nkoro.
“So the only way the people can reciprocate what the governor has done is what they have been doing. Which is massively voting for the party in any elections the party is participating. From the Presidential to the State House of Assembly elections.”
On his party, Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro, Eugene Jaja explained what stakeholders in the area did to prevent a repeat of violence that was witnessed during the March 9 governorship poll.
Jaja stated, “Last time terrible things happened. So we wanted to guide against some of these things otherwise it would be disastrous. All we need is a peaceful and credible elections and this time around you can see the number of security agents that are around.
“They themselves know that they will not allow what happened last time to repeat itself. The election did not affect all the LGA. It is only 20 units. So you do not expect everybody to be involved.
“We mobilize only those units that have elections. That is why you see few turn out and peace,” the council boss stated, even as he commended people of the areas for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner.