Dakuku pledges to build on foundation laid by Amaechi


FILE PHOTO: Dakuku Peterside (C) showcasing his APC nomination form

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Dakuku Peterside (C) showcasing his APC nomination form
Dakuku Peterside (C) showcasing his APC nomination form

The All Progressives Congress, APC governorship aspirant in Rivers state, Hon. Dakuku Adol-Peterside has said that Governor Chibuike Amaechi has laid a formidable foundation of service delivery in the state. Hence, he would have no reason not to perform well if he emerges governor in the 2015 general elections.

Peterside stated this weekend while addressing supporters at Kono Youth Vanguard at the Kono Waterfront shortly after he collected his Permanent Voter’s Card in Opobo Town, Ward 3.

“I want to express appreciation to Governor Amaechi who made efforts to make Rivers state great. He was a visionary leader who came and transformed the state. He has laid a solid foundation for me,” he said.

“Let me remind you all that Kono and Opobo are two neighbouring towns who share common interest. I am very sure that nearly every Opobo person has a family in Kono and I know that if I come to Kono, every Kono person will receive me into their homes. I think, this is a time that every Kono person should begin to thank God for locating us,” Dakuku said.

He also gave the indication that his administration, if voted into power, would build on the economic potentials of the state to achieve a better life for all Rivers people.

“When we assume power in 2015, I will ensure that the economic potentials are realistic in building a new Rivers state and that I believe we can do so with the help of God Almighty. All we need to do is to give our leadership immense support. We will build on the foundation of Governor Amaechi. In this journey, everybody has a role to play.

He urged every voter in Rivers to obtain their voters card because it is their power to determine their future leaders in 2015 and not to hawk their conscience. He urged them not to subject themselves to any bribe because it will fail them from the determination of their future.

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“I urge you all to play your part. Promise me that you will not disappoint me. Rivers people should trust me. I owe you people a responsibility to deliver,” he assured.

The APC gubernatorial aspirant also promised Rivers people that he will make frantic efforts to attract investors to the state and ensure transparency in piloting the affairs of the state to the glory of God.

“I will attract investment opportunities to Rivers state. So, everybody will come and join us to develop the state. We will work with the fear of God. I am a son of God and I will account to God and man through transparency, decency, honesty. All of us must work together, our strength is our unity”, Dakuku stated.

He charged the Kono Youth Vanguard, (an Ogoni group) and supporters of APC in Ogoniland to sensitize and enlighten their followers to massively vote him in the 2015 general elections.

Earlier at the ward 3 polling unit in Opobo town, Dakuku said, the PVC is an important document that speaks volume about leadership put in place by the people and urged Rivers people to collect their PVCs and vote him in the 2015 governorship election.

“This is a very important civic duty and I want to encourage everybody to be part of it. Development of this nature rests on leadership. Rivers state needs the kind of leadership to accelerate development and by that we need to obtain our PVC to maintain the needed change. We want leaders who will pursue our desires and aspirations. Our leaders should see election as a necessary obligation to choose leaders that will build a great nation and that means selfless sacrifice.

“I urge all Rivers men and women who feel that we can develop on the foundation of Governor Amaechi to get their PVC’s and vote for us. We can build on that to develop our dream. With what I have seen today, if it is what is happening in other polling units across the state, then, we should say, INEC is working. And it means, votes will count,” Dakuku said.

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