Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the only hope Nigeria has for redemption is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that it is the only party Nigerians can trust for the 2019 general elections.
Wike spoke weekend in Asaba when Anioma people of Delta North honoured Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as he is seen to have performed to the expectation of the people of the zone.
Wike, who stormed the venue with PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, said that Governor Okowa should be preparing for the next swearing in as his election has no opposition in the state.
He said: “I have not seen any party that wants to contest election against Okowa in Delta state. Okowa, you are a very lucky man in Delta. You have done well for the people of Delta state.”
Describing Okowa as a gentleman, Wike said he has never seen a gentleman like Okowa, saying that he used to be a gentleman but he has changed from being gentle to a hard man.
According to him, his gentleness has to give way he saw madmen coming along his way, noting: “I dropped my gentleness when I saw madmen coming my way. With Okowa, I can go home and sleep with two eyes closed. Your victory has been signed and sealed.”
Ike Ekweremadu, senate deputy president, told the people that the missing mace from the national assembly has been recovered.
He thanked the people of Delta state for putting machineries in place to return Okowa back to government house in 2019.
Following the peace he observed in Delta, he said he is recommending the Delta example for the federal government of Nigeria, noting that Okowa is a man of destiny.
James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, said him and his family will vote for Okowa in 2019, noting that majority of people in Oghara and Ethiope west will vote for the governor.
Governor Okowa, who was accompanied by his wife, Edith, and others was highly elated as he mounted the podium to deliver his speech.
He began by apologizing to the Nigerian senate over the way some Delta people snatched the mace from the national assembly on Wednesday.
He thereafter spoke on his government with a promise to continue meeting the needs of all Deltans.
Meanwhile, Prince Ned Nwoko, Delta north senatorial aspirant, stole the event as crowd of supporters from all over the nine local government areas of Delta north trooped to the event centre waving solidarity placards in support of his ambition.
Ned Nwoko, the most articulate aspirant for the Delta north senate was conspicuously present at the centre.
He told the people that through dint of hard work, Okowa emerged as the first Anioma son to be elected governor of Delta state, saying Okowa has a glorious place in history as a jinx breaker and iconic accomplisher.
While Ned Nwoko and his team of supporters moved round, exchanging pleasantries with the people, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was conspicuously missing from the event.