PORTHARCOURT (SundiataPost) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State has called on candidates in other political parties to focus on issues rather than resorting to name-calling and spiteful comments.
Peterside said this at the grand finale of Rivers State Annual Cultural Festival, known as CARNIRIV in Port Harcourt on Friday December 19, 2014. The APC candidate who represented the governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi also asked APC supporters to unite and ensure that they reject candidates who have no programme for Rivers State and its people.
“You know that if we don’t work together, some other persons who are interested in something else other than service; some other persons who are interested in the state’s purse; some other persons who do not fear God, will come and destroy our heritage and endanger our future. We must not allow them to destroy our future and the future of our children.
“We know them by their conduct and comments. When they go to campaign, they will not say what they have done or what they will do for Rivers people. They only use such platforms to criticise and attack personalities but we do not have such time. At every opportunity, we tell you how we will better the lives of our people. We tell you how we can give you hope; we tell you how we can sustain the legacies of the current administration and improve on it. It is our promise that when you elect an APC government to take over from Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, we will spend every second, every minute working for you, working for a prosperous Rivers State.
“On my honour, I pledge that we will use every second in that office working for your own good, keeping your interest above our personal interest and above all, ensuring that you are a top priority of Rivers State government. Therefore, join us on this journey and as you do, I want to say: may God bless all of you!
Peterside who watched the colourful dance steps of all the local government areas at the carnival acknowledged Governor Amaechi’s commitment and unmatched efforts towards boosting human capital, improving lives and building world class infrastructure in Rivers State. He described the governor as a far-sighted leader and consummate administrator who will always be loved and remembered for his foresight.
“As your in-coming governor, I want to say this: we will build on the foundation already laid by the administration of Governor Amaechi. We will give tourism a pride of place to be a critical component of our new economic order that is determined to see Rivers as a prosperous state, a peaceful state, a state that is united under God, a state where everybody feels a sense of ownership and where everybody is safe and secure. Tourism will play a critical role in that new order. Therefore, let me use this opportunity to invite all of you to join us on this journey to consolidate on the achievements of the Amaechi administration.