PORTHARCOURT (SundiataPost) – Slaughter, a popular market at Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt was agog on Friday February 9 as market men and women numbering over 10, 000 turned out en masse to welcome Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the All Progressives Congress APC candidate and his running mate, Honourable Okorie Asita.
The traders who are mainly non indigenes from different parts of Nigeria, expressed happiness at the APC’s governorship candidate’s visit, describing him as a detribalised Nigerian who means well for non indigenes living in Rivers State.
Suleman Umar, one of the spokespersons of the traders described Peterside as a stable, humble, visionary and considerate leader whose cosmopolitan background inspires hope.
“In this era of insecurity and lawlessness, it is only natural to trust a man known for his humility and broadmindedness. Peterside is well known as a moderate politician who represents all shades of interest. We trust him and we will vote for him because with him, we are sure of our continued stay here in Port Harcourt”.
Responding, the APC candidate assured the traders of their safety and security.
According to peterside, “Rivers State is for all of us living here. Nobody has any right to intimidate or oppress any of you. All of us are Rivers people. As long as you live here and pay your taxes here, you have the same right as any other person.
“We will work with Obio Akpor Local Government to modernise Slaughter to a world-class market that will be a hub of commerce. We will create a special fund to support small businesses here so that our business will be strong and provide employment for teeming unemployed youths. Under our watch, nobody will intimidate or harass you because our administration will have zero tolerance for crime. To enable us protect your interest, you must vote APC. I urge you to live here without any fear of molestation because Rivers State is your home. So stay here and vote for APC in all the elections.”