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Rivers people endorse Atiku Abubakar for President, vow to vote him en-masse  

L-R: Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus during the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday
L-R: Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus during the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday
L-R: Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Senate President Bukola Saraki during the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)/former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, President of the Senate/Director General of the PDP’s Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and other chieftains during a campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Monday.
From L-R, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, Mrs Jennifer Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, President of the Senate/Director General of the PDP’s Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)/former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus during a campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Monday.
A musical artiste entertaining the crowd during the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Monday.

 

Over Hundred Thousand Rivers people from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Monday formally declared their endorsement of  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to lead Nigeria out of the woods.

Making reference to President Buhari’s remarks at the weekend in Zamfara that the people should eat well so as to be strong for trouble, Atiku said that Nigerians should be ready to vote out leaders who preach terror among us.

He told the jubilant mammoth crowd that as the author of restructuring, a vote for him and PdP will guarantee a restructured Nigeria which he believes will ensure progress, development and friendly living among us.

The Rivers People who took over the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt and its environs displayed  several PDP Campaign promotional  materials, sang pro-Atiku and pro-Wike songs to emphasise  their preference .

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assured that Rivers people will vote for Atiku Abubakar.  He said Rivers people believe in the capacity of Atiku Abubakar to develop the country.

Governor Wike said that PDP represents the light the country is craving for, while APC is neck deep in darkness.

“APC is darkness and PDP is light. APC is dictatorship and PDP means freedom. Rivers people have chosen to vote light and freedom, hence all our votes are for the PDP. Rivers State is Atikulated”.

Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia said the  choice of Atiku Abubakar as PDP Presidential Candidate is divine. He said God has chosen Atiku Abubakar to solve the problems of Nigeria.

Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said that Rivers people will vote 100 percent for Atiku Abubakar.

He said  that the rally is a rehearsal for the victory party after the election of Atiku Abubakar as the President  of the country.

PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in his address, assured that his incoming administration will address the infrastructural needs of Rivers State and the South-South.

He announced that the Ports in Rivers State will be revived for the purpose of job creation, economic growth and the massive development of the state.

The PDP Presidential Candidate noted that the incoming administration  will complete the East-West Road started by the Obasanjo/Atiku administration, but abandoned by the failed APC Federal Government.

“APC has not done anything for Rivers State, South-South and  the Niger Delta”.

Atiku Abubakar vowed to protect the constitution, saying he will uphold the rule of law, separation of powers and checks and balances.

“I will protect the constitution. I will not interfere with the National Assembly because I believe in the Separation of Powers.  I will not interfere with the judiciary because I believe in checks and balances.  I will uphold the rule of law “, he said.

He condemned  President Muhammadu Buhari for preaching violence in Zamfara State.

Making reference to President Buhari’s remarks at the weekend in Zamfara that the people should eat well so as to be strong for trouble, Atiku said that Nigerians should be ready to vote out leaders who preach terror among them.

He told the jubilant mammoth crowd that as the author of restructuring, a vote for him and the PDP will guarantee a restructured Nigeria which he believes will ensure progress, development and friendly living among the people.

“We are not going to allow anyone to knock our heads and make us fight in this country. We want peace, we want development, we want jobs. We are not ready to fight ourselves  again.  Any leader who has come to instigate us to fight, we will use our ballot papers to throw them out. Buhari must go “, he said.

Atiku Abubakar described  Governor Wike as a true leader and devoted politician who has transformed Rivers State and defended the survival of the PDP.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan declared that Nigerians are working for the election of Atiku Abubakar because he has the capacity  to lead the country out of its stagnation.

He said: “In 2015, I mentioned  that the choice before Nigerians is either to move forward or backwards. Within the past four years, all the indices of development, we have not made progress in any of them.

“I believe that you all know that as a nation, we cannot continue to stay where we are. We believe that the only person that can get us out of the woods, is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar”.

Jonathan said that Atiku will move Nigeria forward and will not discriminate  against any section of the country. He said that Atiku will treat all geo-political zones fairly.

PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and Former Anambra State Governor , Mr Peter Obi said only Atiku Abubakar can restore the Niger Delta because he believes in restructuring.

He noted that Atiku Abubakar will create jobs  and make the country  to start working again.

Senate President Bukola Saraki declared that Atiku Abubakar will develop Nigeria and drive away  poverty.  He urged Nigerians to  defend their votes.

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said despite the desperation of the APC, Buhari is heading to a woeful defeat because of his failure in governance.

He, however, stated that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on the strength of his performance, will be re-elected  for a second term.

Wife of the Presidential Candidate, Jennifer Atiku said Rivers people are fully Atikulated and would come out to vote Atiku Abubakar.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal said that the North West Zone has resolved to vote out failed President Muhammadu Buhari because he promotes prison yard democracy and retrogression.

Highpoint of the occasion was the formal withdrawal from the governorship race by 57 Governorship Candidates who endorsed the re-election of Governor Wike.  Spokesman of the Governorship Candidates, Pastor Samuel Ihunwo said that their decision was premised on the outstanding performance of Governor Wike.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike received the Governorship Flag with the declaration that he will lead PDP to victory in the state.

The PDP Presidential train is expected to arrive the nation’s commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday.     

Ace Musicians, Davido and Duncan Mighty  thrilled the crowd with their songs.

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