…Says He Is Most Qualified, Experienced
As more and more Presidential aspirants across all the political parties declare their interest to contest for the 2023 Presidential election, the Association of Arewa Community, PDP Chapter, in the South-South geo-political region has thrown their weight behind the Rivers State governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike.
The association said having assessed all the presidential aspirants irrespective of political affiliation and ethnic colouration, it has found Governor Wike as the most qualified and experienced for the onerous job of the President.
The Arewa Community, an umbrella body of all Nigerian citizens of Northern extraction living in the South-South region said they are more at home with governor Wike becoming the next president of Nigeria than any of the aspirants that have indicated interest in the office.
They said their position is based on the love Gov. Wike has shown to all the Northerners and other non-indigenes resident in Rivers State and his track record of achievements since his assumption of office as the Rivers State governor in 2015.
A statement issued and signed by the Association’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Walu, commended governor Wike for all his laudable achievements that have transformed Rivers State to a tourist attraction and investors’ haven.
According to the statement, Rivers State has never had it so good and secure before now and this is basically as a result of the developmental strides of Gov Wike, in addition to all the security mechanism he has put in place and which has drastically reduced insecurity in the State.
The Association of Arewa Community believes that if Gov Wike is given the chance to lead Nigeria as its president, he will replicate the same developmental strides across the nation, a feat that has nationally and globally earned him the accolade, ‘Mr. Quality Projects’.
According to them, the Association has already put all machinery in place to persuade other party delegates especially those from the North to vote for governor Wike during the party’s primaries and eventually as President of Nigeria.
The Arewa Community, PDP Chapter in the South-South zone, as the most embracing and politically conscious association of Muslim and Christian groups and citizens of Northern extraction said they are only motivated to support Gov Wike for the general interest and welfare of all Nigerians, and that the association is not an opposition group to any local, state or federal govt.
“We believe in good governance which is the effective exercise of power and authority in a manner that serves and improves the quality of life of the Nigerian people. This includes using state power to create an egalitarian society in which the full development of individuals and their capacity to control their lives are guaranteed,” the association declared.