By John Diidi.
The Pro-APC grassroots mobilisation group in Rivers State, FREE RIVERS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (FRDI) on Tuesday, inaugurated it’s Ward Leaders and Unit Coordinators in Eleme Local Government Area.
President of the group, Engr. Sampson Ngerebara, in his inauguration speech informed the Ward Leaders and Unit Coordinators that they are the foot soldiers of the party and must continue to work hard to bring change to in Rivers State.
Ngerebara berated Gov. Wike for violating the rotational system of governance in Rivers State and for running the state like his personal property.
“Nyesom Wike knows very well that Rivers State is a multi-ethnic state and he knows also that Ikwerre people have ruled this state for 8 years and he came through the backdoor to take power. Today he runs Rivers State like his private enterprise”
“You may have forgotten, in 1950, Herbert Macaulay was describing the relationship between the whites and Lagos protectorate and he said ‘the progress of Lagos is directly proportional to the size of the whiteman’s pocket’, the same thing is applicable to Rivers State today” he said!
“Go to Ada George Road, you will see an empire built by a sitting governor. It means that governor Wike does not have conscience because a Governor cannot be growing fat when his people are growing lean. You go to state secretariat, there is no light, no water system, the whole place is rotting. This kind of a thing can only take place when there is insensitivity of the people to their right”
“I want to charge all of you, as you go home to all the Wards, to all the Units, carry this message home, the only thing you can do for Rivers State is to drive Nyesom Wike away from Government house and restore peace and restore unity in Rivers State.”
Earlier, Vice President of the group and Political Leader of Orashi Region, Rt. Hon. Asita urged the Ward Leaders and Unit Coordinators and all party members in the LGA to remain loyal to the leadership of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and continue to deliver APC in Eleme.
“Eleme people have shown example in so many ways. I only want to appeal to you to continue to be that strong force in our party so that other local government areas can follow your lead”, he said.
He stated that “because we are more in number, we will win Eleme very well and Rivers State at large.”
Barr. Asita noted that there is no part of Rivers State that does not have a Governorship material, stating that “we are Free Rivers Development Initiative and what we stand for is that, Power Must Rotate! That’s the only way an Eleme man or woman can be governor.”