As the gale of endorsements of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for second term reaches feverish pitch across the state, a socio-cultural group, the Igbo Title Holders Association, Rivers State chapter, is putting finishing touches to plans to purchase forms for the governor to contest 2019 governorship election. 
The President General of the organization and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Uchenna Okokoba, who dropped the hint in an interview with journalists in PortHarcourt said going by Governor Wike's good works in office, members of the group were poised to purchase the forms for him to contest the 2019 governorship election. 
Describing Governor Wike as the Lion of Nigerian Politics, Chief Okokoba noted that Wike's political pedigree has gone beyond Rivers State. 

"I see him as the Lion of Nigeria in terms of politics, because he always plans ahead of his opponents. As he is returning from the market, his opponents are still planning to go there. You know that for now, Wike's popularity has gone beyond Rivers State, he is a national figure."

He emphasized that with the good works of the Governor, he does not foresee any opposition against him in the 2019 election. Chief Okokoba advised other political parties as matter of goodwill adopts the Governor as their sole candidate in 2019.
Okokoba, who recently led over 5000 All Progressives Congress decampees into PDP in PortHarcourt pleaded with the Governor to  heed the call for him to re-contest the governorship election in 2019 and by so doing complete his second term in office before taking a shot at the federal level in 2023, assuring that Non-indigenes Resident in the state are solidly behind his political aspiration. 
He said the Governor has saved Rivers State from what he described as cut and join politics and likened him to the biblical Joshua who took the Isrealites to the promised land, stressing that Governor Wike has performed creditable well in the areas of security, empowerment, education, healthcare, road constructions among others. 
While commending Gov Wike for reaching out to other states like Benue, Chief Okokoba said the recent awards presented to the governor were eloquent testimonies that Governor Wike is a National and International Figure, who deserves the support of all and sundry.