Corruption, insecurity, obstacles to national development—Peterside

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.


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