The wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has restated her endorsement for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
The First Lady, who spoke at the burial ceremony of Senator Tari Sekibo in Okrika on Saturday, expressed her confidence that Wike would be the next governor of the state.
It was her second public endorsement of Wike.
Jonathan, while addressing Okirika Council of Chiefs at the event, said, “Before you today is the next governor of Rivers State. He is the former Minister of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike.
“The PDP is the best party and the most popular party in the country. The PDP is the leading party that will win Rivers State.”
The First Lady said she would continue to stand by those committed to the inclusive development of the people of the state and not leaders who insist on emasculating other groups through policies that will displace them.
She pointed out that such leaders would also not be allowed to produce their successor in the state, adding that their anointed successor had been briefed to continue with similar divisive policies.
On the virtues of late Sekibo, Jonathan said the former lawmaker believed in development and was committed to making sacrifices for the growth of the nation.