Don’t engage in electoral violence on my behalf, Wike tells supporters
ADP candidate assures Rivers people of jobs creation
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked his supporters not to engage in political violence on his behalf in the interest of the state and its people.
He appealed to Christians to continue to pray against those plotting electoral violence and bloodshed in Rivers State.
Wike, who spoke yesterday during a combined Sunday Service at the Deeper Life Camp Ground in Rumudara, Port Harcourt, urged the Church to pray for the Judiciary, especially for God to enable judges to do the right thing in spite of intimidation.
He noted that Christians could no longer stand aloof, while the country slides into anarchy, stressing that Christians should vote massively during the forthcoming elections, as their votes would make a huge difference.
He said Christians should not believe the false propaganda that they could not influence the outcome of political contest in the country, even if they exercise their franchise.
“You must vote during the forthcoming elections. If you don’t vote and bad leaders emerge, you are part of those that brought the bad leadership. Your vote can make the difference. So, go ahead and vote to effect a positive change,” he said.
He charged the Church not to allow the children of God to be surrounded by those who were not supposed to be in leadership of the country.
Governor Wike also posited that all efforts by Christians to ensure that the country makes progress would be crowned when they vote for candidates of their choice.
However, the gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Rivers State, Victor Fingesi, said massive jobs creation remains the panacea for youths’ restiveness and crimes in the state.
He noted that massive jobs creation would eradicate such anomaly, as the youths would become busy and more reasonable if engaged positively.
Fingesi assured the Rivers electorate that he was ready to tackle youths’ restiveness, cultism, kidnapping and illegal bunkering, among others if elected governor of the state.
He stated this in Port Harcourt at a media briefing and visit to orphanage homes yesterday.
“There are several opportunities in Rivers and if elected, I will create policies that would open such doors. I will convert miscreants and cultists to resourceful individuals through a round table discussion to educate them that there is no future in what they are doing and how their activities affect everyone,” he stated.