The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside says Rivers people will sack Governor Nyesom Wike in 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 Rivers people being tired of the Wike-led administration and would therefore not hesitate to vote him out come 2019.
According to him, “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; 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.”
He commended the party’s electoral officers, officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), police and other security agencies and party faithful for their matured handling of the local government congress.
The NIMASA boss was particularly appreciative of women and youth in the local government area, whom 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 stressed.
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 work the for the electoral success of the party in the forthcoming elections.