(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-Arise Nigeria, a national mass mobilization Non Governmental political pressure group has indicated its commitment to the re-election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in 2019.
Speaking when the group visited the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, in Port Harcourt on Monday, the National Coordinator of Arise Nigeria, Hon. Jasper Johnson, explained that the political pressure group has been in existence since the past 12 years working in collaboration with the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, at the national level.
Hon. Johnson informed their host that they are currently mobilizing support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi presidency and that they are in Rivers State to inform the adviser of their commitment to the success of Wike in 2019.
The national coordinator further explained that they were in the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters and Strategy to introduce their programs in preparation for the formal take off of Governor Nyesom Wike’s second term campaign.
Accompanied by the enlarged executive council of Arise Nigeria including Rivers State Coordinator, Hon. Ben Diri, who hails from Opobo/Nkoro, the national coordinator described Governor Wike as a veritable instrument for the actualization of the dreams and aspirations of Rivers people, adding that Arise Nigeria is ready and prepared to be part of the success story of the governor’s second coming, as they believe that it will help in consolidating his first tenure.
Earlier, the State Coordinator of Arise Nigeria, Hon. Ben Diri has thanked the special adviser for granting them the opportunity to share information on the way forward on Wike’s re-election campaign.
In his response, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh thanked the executive council of Arise Nigeria, Rivers State chapter for the visit and promised to ensure that the group forms part of the numerous Non Governmental Organizations that have shown interest in working with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, to canvas for votes for Wike and Atiku.
The political strategist described Governor Wike as a humble, detribalized and committed public officer, who has shown that ability to perform is the precondition for entrusting responsibility on any politician.
He said: “In the past four years, Wike has instilled a new spirit of times and has promoted fresh commitment to the values of efficient performance in the area of infrastructural and human resources development in the state”.
The special adviser commended Arise Nigeria and all other organizations that have continued to mobilize support for Wike’s second term, and reaffirmed that there is no alternative to Wike in Rivers State in 2019.
Highlights of the visit included the presentation of branded bus for Wike 2019 election.