Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Rivers people will sack Governor Nyesom Wike during the 2019 general elections.
Peterside, who stated this in Opobo shortly after the local government congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), hinged his optimism on the personal belief that Rivers people being tired of the Wike-led administration, would therefore not hesitate to vote him out come 2019.
Peterside who expressed his confidence said: “I am confident that Rivers people are done with him (Wike), he has betrayed us, he has robbed us of our dignity, he has robbed us of our resources. Enough is enough.
” Let me repeat it again, on the 29th of May next year by 12 noon, APC will be in Government House, Port Harcourt. Governor Wike will have one of two options. Option number one: go back to his village in Rumueprikom or option number two: he will be in prison. If I don’t have confidence that Rivers people want him out, I will not be saying so”
The 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress commended the party’s electoral officers, officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), police and other security agencies and party faithful for the mature handling of the local government congress.
The NIMASA boss was particularly appreciative of women and youth in the local government area, who he said were the backbone of the party.
While congratulating the newly elected party executive at the local government level, he admonished them to hold regular meetings and place a premium on the interest of everybody and not individuals, just as he revealed that an empowerment programme will soon be unveiled for the people.
“Be chairman for all, don’t be chairman for Dakuku. We have all surrendered our powers to you; please protect the interest of everybody. Not just one person. Ensure you hold regular meetings at least once every month with your exco” he advised.
In a brief response, the newly elected chairman of APC in Opobo/Nkoro local government area, Tony Epelle, assured that he would not disappoint members and promised to work for the electoral success of the party in the forthcoming election