The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Andrew Uchendu, has urged the people of Rivers State to prepare to give President Muhammadu Buhari every support in his re-election bid.
The President on Monday, formally declared his intention to run for a second term in office at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, Senator Uchendu stated that supporting President Buhari in the forthcoming election would lead to more political and economic developments in the state.
He said: “I recall that from the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Board in 1964, to the creation of Rivers State in 1967, to the splitting of Rivers State in 1996, which gave birth to the creation of Bayelsa State, our founding fathers had always worked with the government at the centre.
“All the major and meaningful infrastructural developments in the state today from the Federal Government, have always arisen from the fact that the people of the state, and indeed the Niger Delta, always worked with the central government,” he said.
According to the Rivers East Senator, “We will be toeing the path of our political forebears if we go back to ensure that our people in the state rally round President Buhari in his second term bid.
“Interestingly enough, our son and leader, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON, Honourable Minister of Transportation, has been re-appointed as the Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation.
Senator Uchendu, who is the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Procurement, stressed that this is the time for the people of the state to correct the mistake of the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration, where they are not working with the government at the centre.
He added that by his reading of the political barometer of the day, President Buhari would plainly win the 2019 Presidential Election.