Says Cole will protect Rivers people
Convener, Tonye Cole Volunteer Group, Mrs Ibifuro Tatua said she was confident that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will have sweeping victory in Nigeria’s upcoming legislative and executive elections.
She also criticized Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike for spreading of defamatory statements about the country’s ruling party.
“We are feeling the pulse of Rivers people. APC will win in 2019. Lies, threats and other attempts to bully the electorate will not play a factor in the 2019 Rivers State governorship election ” Tatua said Tuesday at a meeting with South-South leaders in public, private and non-profit sectors.
She accused the Rivers State governor of doing everything possible to prejudice the minds of Nigerians by deliberate lies and perversion of the truth.
The Rivers State governor left many dumbfounded with his misleading, careless and inappropriate comments as he accused the federal government of planning to plant 800 guns in Rivers State, with the objective of destabilizing it.
“Nyesom Wike’s scurrilous claims are 100 percent false” she said to the attentive gathering.
The PDP governorship candidate faces rejection in 2019 from the good people of Rivers State because of his poor performance, white elephant projects and tendency to speak first and think later.
Tatua, member of the Board of the National Commission for Nomadic Education, spoke in Port Harcourt on leadership, service in the country and 2019 elections.
She said that the Rivers State APC gubernatorial flag bearer, Mr Tonye Cole would safeguard the security and liberty of Rivers people, reform education and improve the state’s economy, infrastructure and people’s well-being.
“Nyesom Wike is an incompetent leader. The people of Rivers State have suffered massively. Tonye Cole will work vigorously for the progress of Rivers State. He will transform Rivers into a manufacturing state. His policies will benefit the poor, downtrodden and the elite”
She said 2019 would be an ugly year for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition parties in the country.
“Rivers State needs someone who is not entrenched in the old way of doing things. We need someone who is more transparent and willing to meet and listen to the people. Nigerians will reject the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike and other opposition candidates in 2019” she said.
Tatua urged Wike to restrain from desperate acts and reckless comments.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE