Responding, Chief Livinus Chike, chairman Timber Market Association said members of his association are already working and praying for Peterside. He called on the candidate to be steadfast and to continue reaching out to his supporters.
PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has asked traders, artisans and his supporters in the state to take solace in the fact that God is with them. He pleaded with them to be calm and to keep praying because their persecution would not last for a long time.
The APC governorship candidate, who spoke during a prayer session at Timber Market, Oyigbo, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, told the gathering that God has already intervened in the persecution of APC members because He is interested in Rivers State. According Peterside, like the children of Israel in the Biblical days who were in captivity in Egypt for 430 years, “God will free us from this modern bondage, just pray and be hopeful”.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He told the traders that God alone gives power and that in fullness of time, God’s choice will be revealed.
“Men will boast that they have power. They will say they are connected to secret societies. They will say they have influence. They boast daily here in Rivers State about their Federal connection and about how they are oppressing and intimidating their opponents.
‘In APC, we boast only about our God, the ancient of days, The I am that I am, The Lion of the tribe of Judea and Jehovah Jireh, so we are not intimidated.
“God is interested in Rivers State because of the cry of the children of God. Because He is interested in Rivers State, no evil man will lead this state. Because God is interested in this state, He will not give our state to those who will harass and intimidate non-indigenes. Because God is interested in Rivers State, no tout will rule over our state. Anybody who will put our people in pain will never rule over us. Only God fearing person who will be committed to improving the lives of Rivers people will be voted for.
“Our governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has tried for us. He built world-class schools, health centres and provided opportunities for our people without any form of discrimination. Anybody running for the office of the governor because he wants to destroy Governor Amaechi’s legacies will not succeed. We all know that some person’s only interest in government is to steal more money and impose more taxes on you but we will not allow that,” he said.