Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has described corruption and insecurity as impediments to national growth and development. According to him, all these hindrances, coupled with the misrule of the last six years, have further worsened Nigeria’s crisis.
Peterside spoke at South-South zonal rally in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The rally which featured General Mahammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the APC, his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Chief John Oyegu, National Chairman; Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Prince Hilliard Etagbo Etta, deputy National Chairman of APC; Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State and members of the party from the entire South-South resolved to massively vote for APC to save Nigeria.
Peterside who led all the APC governorship candidates in the region to the podium, pledged the zone’s support to candidates of the APC. He described the last six years under President Goodluck Jonathan as traumatising and hellish, calling on the people of the region to reject
the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and it’s candidates in the forth-coming elections.
‘It is evident that our people want a new life and a Nigeria where things will work. We want a Nigeria that is not plagued by insecurity and corruption. General Muhammadu Buhari represents a united Nigeria where people will live in peace and harmony.
‘Therefore we are going to make a statement with our votes come March 28 that our so-called brother does not represent our interest. We will also confirm what the whole world already knows: that we are progressives and that we are in tune with the rest of Nigeria on the great change that is coming”.
He assured chieftains of APC that the people of Rivers State are conscious of the consequences of their actions on both March 28 and 11 April, adding that their lives and existence will depend on how they cast their votes on those dates.
“As we vote for our party and General Buhari, we know we are voting for ourselves, therefore the people of South-South will mobilize massively for all the elections,” he stressed.