PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Eze Victor Woluchem, King of Port Harcourt has charged Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State to build an altar for the Lord when he becomes governor, on May 29.
The monarch said he was happy that the APC candidate was driving his campaign on absolute faith in God, entering churches across denominations and seeking God’s help in places of worship in towns and communities. He described Peterside as a man of faith who, despite his earthly accomplishments, continues to be humble, God-fearing and simple in his dealings with people.
The King made the remarks during a courtesy call on him by the Greater Together Campaign Organisation in Port Harcourt.
“I have seen a lot of posters in this election period but none compares to your own. I discovered from those posters and billboards that you are a praying man. I have also read and seen reports of how you pray in churches as you campaign in our towns and villages. I want to encourage you to build an altar for the Lord in Government House when you become governor.
“Today, you have come to the palace to seek blessing. If you leave here, your campaign will surely be energised. And let me assure you that the soil you are walking on now is the mother soil of the Government House.
“I am not about political parties; I don’t know their colours or logos. But I know about individuals. Anybody who knows Rivers State very well knows that after Okilo, we have not had any government that affected the state like we have today. Any traditional ruler that is sincere will say the same thing. We saw developments like we have never seen in years. But the unseen hand, that unsung personality is somebody who was Commissioner of Works. If not for him, we will not have had this unprecedented development, and that person is Dakuku Peterside.
“When I heard about your entry into this governorship race, I concluded that there was no contest. Discerning Rivers people, irrespective of party affiliation know that you are the most acceptable and I know you are not surprised about the support you are receiving across the state.
“This is why we are all behind you but please, don’t let politics change you. Be the man you have always been, be that man we have always known because politics will come and go. I assure you, success is yours. For other youths like you, the future is already here and I am happy you are taking the lead”.
The royal father later prayed and blessed the candidate and handed a copy of the Holy Bible to him.
In his speech, Boms Wogu, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State described Peterside as a blessing to people of the state. He said gradually, supporters and admirers of the APC candidate are moving from prayer to thanksgiving, an indication that God’s purpose for this state will be accomplished soon.
Responding, Peterside who is also a preacher of God’s word, said he would do more than just building an altar for the Lord. He added that his reign would glorify God, assuring that he would be fair and committed in his service to the people of Rivers State.