Posted by News Express | 18 October 2014 | 3,084 times
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended outgoing junior Minister for Education, Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, “for passionately, clearly, unequivocally and undeniably pleading that the people of Aluu and, by implication, all Rivers people, should vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections.”
The commendadtion was contained in a statement issued this morning in Port Harcourt, the state capital, by APC State Publicity Secretary Chris Finebone.
“For us in APC, his call is not surprising following recent heightened determination by the Ijaws of Rivers State to deny him the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP in the 2015 elections,” the statement said. “We only view the junior Minister’s present quandary, frustration and devastation with profound empathy. We are really worried that he could not see it coming given that a governor of Ikwerre extraction shall have ruled Rivers State for eight years by May 2015.”
Continuing, the statement said: “All the same, the two-term chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council; former Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government House and now Junior Minister for Education has spoken reason for once and Rivers people have no choice than to hearken to his plea.”
Finebone attached the transcription of Wike’s call as well as Youtube video link in which the embattled outgoing junior minister says: “I want to appeal to all of you from Aluu community that the only way that you can show that you are angry; the only way that you can show that you are not happy is to do what Prof. Achinewhu said by making sure you get your voter’s card. Don’t insult anybody; don’t be like a mad man who would go from one radio to the other and abuse your mother and your father. The only thing you should do is to keep your voter’s card and come 2015, you show your anger that with this my voter’s card, I must make sure that PDP does not rule Rivers State and Nigeria.”
•Photo shows Nyesom Wike.
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