There is No Alternative to Wike in Rivers in 2019, Says Aide


The Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Political Matters and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, has again declared that Governor Nyesom Wike remains the most credible and eligible person for the office of governor in the state.

Speaking while fielding questions from THISDAY at the weekend in Lagos after Wike was awarded the Sun Governor of the Year, Emeh said anyone nursing ambition for office of governor of the state was, in his words, wasting time as the governor has met all expectations of the people in less than three years in office.

He added that all the awards the governor has won were a testimony to his performance and assurance that he would come back n 2019.

“I have said it for the umpteenth time that there is no vacancy in the Brick House. The man that was unanimously elected by Rivers people to do the job is indeed doing a great job and the people are happy with what he is doing,” he affirmed.

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Emeh, who is widely taunted as Political Strategist, posited that since the object of governance is to carter for the socio-economic wellbeing of the people, there was certainly no need for an alternative to Wike.

“It is an incontestable fact that you can’t change a winning team and since governance is about performance, and Wike is performing creditably well, there is therefore no need for anyone else wanting to be governor in Rivers State.  Governor Wike is working,” he declared.

Emeh, former Commissioner for Transport and Aviation who has held several positions including Chief of Staff, Government House, said those clamouring for Wike’s replacement are those he described as enemies of the state who are jealous of his tall achievements.

He averred that the reason the vast majority of Rivers people are clamouring for Wike’s continuation in 2019 was because his administration has passed the test of governance and their lives are better for it.

“The voice of the people is the voice of God and Rivers people are begging Mr. Projects to continue the good works in 2019 and I fervently pray that God touch his mind to accept the call to run. Governance is a continuum and it is only appropriate that Wike should accept to run in 2019 to complete the numerous projects lined up for execution,” he said.