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Ikwerre People Should Allow Others Choose Next Rivers Governor In 2023 – Peterside

The former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has urged the natives of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality in Rivers State to give space to other sections of the state to elect the next governor in 2023.

The Ikwerre ethnic tribe has dominated the governorship of Rivers State for the past 16 years. Peterside called on the Ikwerres to allow another ethnic group to enjoy the governorship of the state.

He said: “Ideally, my brothers from the Ikwerre ethnic nationality should allow people from other parts of Rivers State take a chance or a shot at the governorship seat.

“That does not deny them the chance of aspiring for the office of Governor of Rivers state. But to accommodate others it’s only right and fair that other parts of the state should be given a chance,”

According to Amaechi, the current governor, Wike and himself are from the Ikwerre ethnic group, and for fairness to prevail other ethnic groups should contest and win the seat of governorship.

He spoke when the chiefs and elders of Ogu/Bolo paid him a solidarity visit in Port Harcourt on Friday.

In his words: “Now what I am now fighting for is to give the Okirika man, the Ogu/Bolo man a voice..If Wike is bringing an Ikwerre man to run for governorship when an Ikwerre man has run for 16 years it means that Ikwerre would dominate the governorship of the state. It means that you will never have a chance of being governor again, that’s what it means because the reason for doing that is ‘oh they are claiming we have xyz number of votes in Obio/Akpor, xyz number of votes in Port Harcourt, xyz number of votes in Ikwerre and Emohua, so only Ikwerre people’, if they sit together they can be electing themselves always for governorship and I have told Ikwerre people that that young man whose ambition is blinding him must be thrown out, all Ikwerre people must rise against him and vote for a candidate from another ethnic group.”

Source: www.Ghgossip.com

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