By Simeon OSAJIE
A new group, Edo Political Alliance (EPA), which just emerged in Edo State, has thrown its weight behind Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, for his bravery and honesty in challenging what is gradually becoming the status quo in Nigeria’s political terrain.
In a statement issued and signed by Convener of the group, Ambassador Curtis Eghosa Ugbo made available to newsmen opined that Governor Wike is “the lion of the Southern Region who dare to successfully challenge the northern political oligarchy who hitherto had the feeling that they can step on politicians from the Southern Region with ease.
“Governor Nyesom Wike by his bravery and confidence in throwing his hat into the ring during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Primary has sent a clear warning signal to the ‘born to rule’ proponents from the northern part of the country that the country’s political game can never remain the same.
“We particularly noticed that throughout his nationwide campaign/consultation with his party members Governor Wike never spoke with fear, he was often addressing the issues at stake with pure honesty.”
EPA further warned those who derive pleasure in thumping their chest to lay claim to being leaders of the southern region (comprising south west, south south and south east) should steer clear as Governor Wike with his heroics have taken over from them all.
“Henceforth, we will recommend that Governor Wike should be honourably addressed as the Political Leader of the Southern Region of Nigeria. He has done enough to earn the title.
“Infact, if not for betrayal by some southern politicians in cahoot with the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor Wike would have easily won the PDP Presidential ticket”.
The group further stated that in a couple of weeks from now they are planning to pay Governor Wike a most deserved visit when they will bestow on him the well deserved recognition of ‘Political Leader of Southern Nigeria’ because he is a man that means well for Southern Nigeria.