describing it as a sign of his imminent victory during the forthcoming polls.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Dr. Peterside has so far visited and received the blessings of first class chief in Rivers State such as King[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Kaleh Obuge, Oda Abuan King of Abua; Onneh eh Eleme, King Ejire; Eze Ekpeye Logbo Eze Robinson [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Robinson; Amanyanabo of Bonny, King Edward Asimini Pepple; and the Kalabari Monarch, King TJT Princewill.
Out of all the Kingdoms so far visited by Dr Peterside, his visit to the Ikwerre Kingdom is the most [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]audacity as he was duly received and endorsed by the Ikwerre Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers in Isiokpo, the spiritual and traditional headquarters of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality as the sole governorship candidate for the Ikwerre nationality for the February 28 election. The Council comprises first class and all government-recognised traditional rulers in the four Ikwerre local government areas in Rivers State which comprise Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt City, Emohua and Ikwerre.
The significance of this historical endorsement is that all the past Governors of Rivers State including Dr Odili and Governor Amaechi were once endorsed by this body of Royal Fathers before they were elected to be Governors thereby foreclosing Chief Wike from governing Rivers State come May, 2015
“The overwhelming endorsement of the candidature of Dr. Dakuku Peterside by our revered traditional rulers is a sign of imminent victory and yet one more proof that Rivers APC made the right choice in electing him to fly our flag during the February 28 governorship election. Dr. Peterside is a well-brought-up youthful manager of men and resources who has been prepared for leadership by the invaluable lessons he received from elders across the State,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.
Ikanya in a statement issued in Port Harcourt assured the royal fathers that Dakuku Peterside would not disappoint them but will live up to expectation if given the mandate on February 28. “Dr. Peterside has tremendous respect for the traditional institution; he will not only carry our respected royal fathers along if voted into power but will also build on the solid foundation laid by Governor Chibuike Amaechi,” Dr. Ikanya said.
He added: “With Peterside as Governor, Rivers State would be in the best possible hands because he is an accomplished manager of men and resources widely accepted by all the sections of the State for being a symbol of unity, visionary, egalitarian and, most importantly, a great patriot whose love for Rivers State and her people is infectious. Peterside is a man who has earned a reputation as a charismatic and disciplined leader; creative and hardworking, a broad-minded fellow with strategic insights. His election as the next Governor of Rivers State will usher in an era of peace and greatness for our beloved State.”