Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliation, to rise up and sack the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
Wike stated this when he addressed newsmen after a ‘Thank You Visit’ by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday evening.
He said all PDP leaders and well-meaning Nigerians have a duty to form a united front to sack the All Progressives Congress-led federal government.
“We have no party that will salvage the country other than the PDP. A candidate has emerged and we owe it a duty to see that the party takes over from the most inefficient and ineffective party in control of the Federal Government.
“We are one family. You may support aspirant A or B, ut, once a candidate emerges you owe it a duty to make sure your party returns to power.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure that we don’t give APC any gap. They have failed Nigerians and we will take over in 2019”.
He said the successful hosting of the national convention in Port Harcourt has, once again, shown that Port Harcourt is a peaceful location for national events.
“My happiness today, is that the convention was successful and it went on without hitches”, he said.
In his remarks, Atiku said the entire country must work towards ending APC-led federal government in 2019.
“The entire country needs a new government. Definitely, we don’t need APC to return to power in 2019”.
“I came to personally congratulate the governor, people and Government of Rivers State and also ,thank him for hosting a most successful convention.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was accompanied on the visit by former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, Senator Sam Anyanwu, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara and Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih.