… laud Amaechi for joining presidential race
Governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, have called on the leadership of the party to ensure a level playing field for all of them in the forthcoming primary in order to give everyone a sense of belonging, fairness and equity.
The aspirants also pledged to work in unity and support whoever emerges at the primary either through consensus or election as exemplified by the leadership of the party during the just concluded National Convention.
At a press conference in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday, the aspirants also said that by way of respecting the party’s supremacy, they will collapse their various structures into the party structure to support any of them that emerges in order to win the 2023 elections for APC in the state.
In a communique signed by them, the guber aspirants agreed to go about their consultations in a peaceful and civil manner; avoiding name calling, insults and equally agreed to caution their supporters and social media aides against attacking aspirants from opposing camps.
Part of the communique reads, “The Progressive Aspirants Forum call on Rivers people and residents to get their PVCs ready to vote for all APC candidates at all levels to emerge victorious in the 2023 elections.
“The Progressive Aspirants agreed to consult stakeholders, elder statesmen, opinion leaders and key politicians in the state to support power rotation to the Riverine-Ijaw come 2023 as a way of ensuring equity, justice and fairness in the distribution of political offices.
“We commend the party leadership on the peaceful and successful hosting of the party’s national convention and congratulate all those elected into National Working Committee.
“The Progressive Aspirants also affirmed their unalloyed loyalty to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and our leader, the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and commend him for his courage to declare his interest to run for the office of President in the 2023 elections.
“The Progressive Aspirants Forum also commend the state leadership of the party led by Chief Emeka Beke, for keeping the party in the state together and also leading delegates to a successful convention.
“The forum calls on all genuine members of the APC in Rivers State to seek reconciliation, forgiveness, close ranks and work with the leadership of the party in the state to ensure the party wins the Governorship seat and other legislative offices both at the state and national level come 2023.’
Those who signed the communique were; Hon. Dr. Sokonte Davies, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Dr. Dawari I. George, Architect Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye T.J.T. Princewill
Engr. Biokpomabo Awara , Chief (Rev.) Francis Ebenezer Ada, Hon. Mina Tende, Hon. Ojukaye Flag Amachree and Hon. Ibinabo Michael West.