Notwithstanding perceived political cold war between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, Ikwerre ethnic nationality has thrown its weight behind the re-election of the President.
The community also passed a vote of confidence on former minister of state for education, Nyesom Wike in the forthcoming general elections, calling on Jonathan and Wike to declare their interest for the polls without further delay.
The occasion was a solidarity rally in Port Harcourt attended by illustrious sons and daughters of the land, including Sergeant Awuse, Victor Ihunwo, Prince Igirigba and Kingsley Chindah, among others.
Coordinator of Ikwerre Council of Chiefs, Chief Paul Wonodi, who spoke on behalf of the Ikwerre chiefs, said the people had mobilized for the two candidates because of their outstanding leadership qualities, adding that President Jonathan and Chief Wike should declare without further hesitation.
Wonodi said: “The Ikwerre people are encouraged by the leadership qualities of the President of the Country and the courage of our son, so we are calling on them to declare their intention for the 2015 election”.