Wike urges sup­port for Jonathan

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

Su­per­vis­ing min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion, Nye­som Wike, has called on the people of Rivers State and mem­bers of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in the state to come to­gether and work for the vic­tory of Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan for a sec­ond term in 2015.

Wike who spoke when he vis­ited ex-mil­i­tant leader Soboma Jack­rick at his Degema res­i­dence, urged party mem­bers who were protest­ing over the per­ceived hi­jack­ing of the party struc­tures by the Grass­roots De­vel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive (GDI) to sheath their swords and work to­gether to en­sure that the Pres­i­dent is suc­cess­fully re­turned for a sec­ond term in 2015.

Wike said: “I urge all of us to unite and work to­gether for the vic­tory of our party in the gen­eral elec­tion in 2015. A house di­vided against it­self will not stand. Our pri­or­ity should be how we can col­lec­tively en­sure the re-elec­tion of Pres­i­dent Jonathan in 2015.

“I don’t think we should con­cern our­selves for now on who suc­ceeds Gover­nor Amaechi in 2015. Let us come to­gether and work for the good of our party rather than al­low side talks by our po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents to set us against each other.”

Wike de­scribed Gover­nor Ro­timi Amaechi as an in­sen­si­tive and drown­ing politi­cian who did not mean well for the people of the Rivers State.

Jack­rich, who is the founder of the Kengema Unity Fo­rum, KUF, and the Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Net­work for the De­fence of Democ­racy and Good Gov­er­nance (NDDGG) told the min­is­ter that the GDI, in Asari-Toru Lo­cal Govern­ment Area was run­ning what ap­peared to be a par­al­lel PDP.

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