A group known as Rivers State Democrats Assembly has stated that it has adopted Chief Tonye Princewill and Evangelist Caroline Nebo of the All Progressive Congress to run as Governor and Deputy Governor of Rivers state respectively.
This was contained in a statement obtained by Affairs TV and signed by Comrade Bright Chibeke, Deputy President of the association.
In the statement tagged “2023: A time to Produce a Riverine Governor in Rivers State”, the group gave reasons why the would support that the governorship of the state be rotated.
The statement reads “We members of the above body made up of the good People of Rivers State from the 23 LGA with formidable grassroot support and massive followership across Rivers State wish to officially declare that we join the call for Power rotation come 2023 from Presidency down to our own Rivers State Governorship election 2023.
“We have carefully and critically studied political events in Rivers State, we have come to a justifiable conclusion that 2023 is a time to Produce a Riverine Governor in Rivers State for the sake of Justice and equity”.
The group explained further that Peter Otunuya Odili from Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State was the 3rd Governor of Rivers State from 29th May 1999 to 29th May 2007 under PDP.
Celestina Omehia (PDP) spent Just 151days in Office, this they said is not a good number to add to those that spent 8years in Office.
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi served as the fifth Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015. Eight good years in office and 95% of that his tenure was under PDP. (Ikwerre Man), according to the statement.
Gov Ezenwo Wike became Governor of Rivers State from 29 May 2015 till date (Ikwerre Man) going for his eight years in office After the man he took over from chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (Ikwerre Man) spent 8years in Office.
“It is therefore reasonable and fair for Power to rotate to Riverine in 2023 and we have carefully studied key political actors from the Riverine and we have finally opted for Prince Tonye Princewill/Evangelist Caroline Nabo ticket 2023 under APC for Rivers State Governor 2023”, the group declares.
“We have been with PDP in Rivers from 1999 till date in Rivers State and that has turned the State to a “One Party System” Which breeds dictatorship as we are currently witnessing under emperor Gov.Ezenwo Wike”
Those we have opted to support do not know we have adopted them. We want change from PDP and those we have opted for to champion the change come 2023 merited our support and declaration from their clean record and acceptability across the State.
We have resolved that Power should rotate in 2023 and we have made our choice which if you have good spiritual eyes you will see that it’s the best choice for the battle.