A chieftain and former All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has expressed his party’s readiness to mobilise electorates in the state to vote out the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Dakuku, who is currently one of the aspirants for the governorship ticket of the APC, said the governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s led PDP administration represents the lowest the state has witnessed since its creation on May 27, 1967.
According to him, “APC in the state is ready to mobilize Rivers’ voters to vote out PDP with its terrible rule in the state. The agitation is everywhere across the state for freedom from the current administration of Governor Nyesom Wike, which is the lowest for the state since its creation on May 27, 1967.
“Every Rivers’ citizen, including civil servants, traders, craftsmen, students and our statesmen, are tired of Wike and PDP and are in unison to see their end. APC in the state is ready to mobilise them, going forward, to serve this wicked government the red card it well deserves.”
The former Director General of Nigeria’s Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, stated this in a release made available to TNN, titled, “APC will win Rivers in 2023, declares Dakuku Peterside.” He believes that APC is going to win the presidential, governorship and all other elective positions in the state in 2023.
Dakuku, expressed delight that APC in Rivers State was on the right path of recovery and victory to end what he described as the “sad breast-pocket governance style of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.”
He observed that every indicator at an APC victory in 2023 was positive, adding that recent successes recorded by the party in the state from the Ward to the Local Government and State Congresses, had reinvigorated its membership to a new height in readiness to kick-out the ruling party in the state.
“You all have seen the mammoth crowd here which points to a new height in APC’s renewed movement towards ending the breast-pocket governance Rivers people found themselves in since 2015.
“Our people have suffered enough in the hands of Wike and PDP but APC is set to end all of that and reset the state to achieving her full potential. That PDP must go in 2023 is our resolve, and working in harmony, we shall achieve that. Today is a statement in the party’s resolve to terminate the wicked regime of Wike and his PDP and in turn entrench good governance and grow our beloved state.”
Speaking further, Dakuku commended the Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for “heeding to the calls of Nigerians to run for the Presidency of the nation” describing him as “most fitting, competent, and Pan-Nigerian.”
He also expressed confidence in Nigerians supporting Amaechi’s aspiration, saying “I commend our leader and Transportation Minister Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for taking this critical decision to serve Nigerians in the highest office in the land. Heeding the call of Nigerians to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari is a call to courage, commitment and continuation of the current Administration’s determination to develop the nation. I am convinced this Amaechi Project is Nigerians’ Project.”
Speaking of the thanksgiving service, Dakuku Peterside commended organisers for its success. “This is the beginning of a new partnership between our party in Rivers and other critical stakeholders as the 2023 general elections gather steam. For me, it is a memento that speaks of what greater synergy we can possibly achieve, and subsequent results.
“Our leader Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi showed courage, resilience and resourcefulness in rallying party members to stay together in one accord during the trying period and God blessed his effort”, Dakuku added. He scored the Rivers’ APC leadership high on the success of the Thanksgiving that attracted top members of the party from other Nigerian states. “The state leadership of our great party deserves every commendation for pulling through this event which can pass for a show-stopper. It is part of those positive indicators I noted earlier. With such resolve on their part, the party’s chances at the next polls are stronger.”
The former Director General of Nigeria’s Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, further tasked APC members to work more at the grassroots in winning Rivers’ voters to the side of the party, even as he expressed optimism that “working together, APC shall form the next government in the state, with majority seats in the Rivers State House of Assembly.”