Thousands of Rivers Christian Women from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state have endorsed the re-election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The women under the aegis of Women’s Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) declared that they are happy with the performance of Governor Wike since 2015.
Leader of Women’s Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) , Pastor Mrs. Ene Secondus said all Christian Women will use their permanent voters cards to support Governor Wike.
“We are here to publicly endorse the Re-election of Governor Wike. He has worked for Rivers State and enhanced the development of the state.
“All our permanent voters cards are dedicated to ensuring that the Rivers State Governor gets a second term. The state will benefit from his second term “, he said.
While thanking Governor Wike for constructing the Christian Ecumenical Centre for the unity of Rivers Christians, she said Christian Women are happy that Governor Wike has declared that Rivers is a Christian State.
She said that Governor Wike has made Christian Women to love his style of leadership and they are always praying for him.
They called on Governor Wike to as part of his educational programmes to indigent women by sponsoring adult women education in the state.
According to the Rivers Christian Women, their support for Governor Wike is borne out of passion and commitment to the development of the state.
Mrs Secondus announced that the women will also support the PDP Presidential Candidate and all other PDP candidates during the elections.
Responding, Governor Wike thanked Rivers Christian Women for their overwhelming endorsement of his re-election.
Governor Wike said that it is incumbent on women to work for the bright future of the state and the country, hence they must guide their families to support PDP candidates.
“I am happy with the way that you have come to show your support for us this morning. This is a step in the right direction. The mobilisation is awesome “, he said.
He said all Christians must be concerned on the direction of the country, so that they can team up with other stakeholders to halt the nation’s free fall.
“Today, the level of insecurity in the country is horrible. People are being killed everyday. As Christians, we must be concerned about our future and destiny. When things are wrong, everyone is affected “, he said.
Governor Wike urged the women to use the opportunity of the elections to ensure a positive change in the country.
“This is a period that we must take a decision on the future of the country. We must make sacrifices by setting aside the election days of voting and defending our votes. No trading, farming or working on those days. We should reserve them for voting.
The governor charged the women to take up the role of voter mobilisation by talking to family members to turn and vote for the PDP.
He explained that only through such campaign will they enthrone Atiku Abubakar who will enhance security, employment opportunities and economic development.
“If you allow this government to continue at the Federal Level, then you are digging your graves. I will not dig my grave and you will not dig your grave because we have the opportunity to sack this failed APC Federal Government.
“You must cast your vote. You must exercise your right and vote out this bad government. Vote out the failed APC Federal Government and vote for PDP”, he said.
He urged the women to be agents of peaceful polls. He said as mothers, they should prevail on their children not to be used as killers or purveyors of violence.
The governor announced that his administration will embark on the vigorous promotion of Adult Women Education.
The women sang several endorsement songs to promote the candidacy of Governor Wike.
Special prayers were said for the success of the PDP during the elections. The women also prayed for the peaceful conduct of the polls.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakandu revealed to Megafetch News on 9th February, 2019