The eventual adoption of the governorship candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), Engr. Awara Biokpomabo, by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has been described as a masterstroke, which will see to the actualisation of the ‘Rivers rescue mission’.
A chieftain of the APC in the state, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who made this known in a statement issued and circulated in Port Harcourt on Thursday, also noted that the leadership of the party had made a wise decision, noting that adoption of Biokpomabo, another riverine candidate, would finally seal the fate of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Nyesom Wike, at the poll this coming Saturday, as well as end Senator Magnus Abe’s ambition of taking over from Wike as governor in 2023.
It would be recalled that the leader of the APC in the State and Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi met with the stakeholders, elders and leaders of the party in a meeting that lasted through the night of Tuesday to the early hours of Wednesday before the epocal decision was taken which the leader had during an interaction with members of the party in Eleme on Wednesday, announced the decision of the leadership of the party in the State to mobilise the party’s structures in the State to support Biokpomabo, get all Rivers people to actualise the Rivers rescue mission by electing him on Saturday, even as the party continued its legal battles.
Eze, a ceaseless voice of the APC in the South-South region, noted that the choice of Biokpomabo was visionary, especially as it would go on to help the State engender fairness in the rotation of power between the regional dichotomy in the State, noting that besides the need to rescue the state from the misgovernance that the Wike administration had subjected the state to since 2015, there is also the need to make the peoples of the Riverine areas of the State get a sense of belonging and ownership of the State.
“The decision is a political masterstroke, which will finally bury all the wicked plots of the enemies of democracy in Rivers politics. The adoption of Engr. Awara Biokpomabo, the governorship candidate of the AAC in the March 9th elections will not only to achieve the actualisation of the Rivers rescue mission and the Wike-must-go project, it will also, in all sense of what it stands for, finally retire Chief Wike as Governor of Rivers state from May 29, put paid to Senator Magnus Abe’s inordinate ambition to take over from Wike in 2023 and give Rivers people their inalienable right to vote their choice.
Wike smarting from his obvious abysmal performance in the four years he has been in office compared to his predecessor’s was well aware that support for him has waned drastically and that it is time for him to leave.
“I give kudos to the leadership of APC, particularly the leader of the party in the South-South region of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for this positive step that all the efforts by Wike and his gang of mischief makers to disfranchise the people of Rivers state from electing the candidate of their choice never saw the light of the day. Amaechi has once again proved that he is the master of the game of politics as within few minutes of this announcement the news was everywhere spreading like wild fire by social media and the internet.
Eze expressed happiness that Amaechi’s arch rival, Nyesom Wike, received the news with utter shock and have since the earthquake type of news has remains incommunicado together with his ally, Senator Abe.
“I therefore urge all and sundry to seize this opportunity to rescue our dear state from the hands of those that have ruined and make her a mockery before the other states in Nigeria”, he said.