Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that Nigerians have the best opportunity to end dictatorship during the 2019 Presidential Election.
Speaking during a Special Mass at Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) on Sunday in Port Harcourt , Governor Wike said that the highpoint of the forthcoming elections is the chance to be free.
He said that the failures of the present administration have made the 2019 General elections more Important than mere politics.
“In the forthcoming presidential election, you have the opportunity to end dictatorship or embrace freedom. But the best way forward is to embrace freedom for the good of the country”, he said.
Governor Wike said that the very bad economy of the country under the Buhari administration has destroyed all spheres of life including the church.
“Today, nobody is enjoying the economy. The economy has degenerated to the level that the Church is affected as people can no longer give offering and tithes.
“We have the opportunity to fix our economy by voting for the right person. This is a time to change the economic direction of the country “, he said.
The governor noted that the national collapse of the security infrastructure was due to the inability of the APC is to initiate quality policies . He urged Nigerians to vote Atiku Abubakar who has the blueprint to secure the country.
He urged the Church to pray for peaceful polls , adding that nobody should shed blood for political relevance.
“What is important is the Church must pray for peaceful and credible polls. No position is worth the blood of anyone. We preach peaceful and credible polls “, he said.
Catholic Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese, Rt Rev Camillus Etukudo prayed for peaceful polls. He urged Nigerians to participate in the elections and vote according to their conscience.
Rev Mosignr Pius Kii of Catholic Institute of West Africa praised Governor Wike for his outstanding projects delivery and human development programme.
He said Rivers people are happy with Governor Wike for improving their living condition. He prayed God to grant the strength to continue with his projects delivery.