A poster of President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) is displayed side by side with leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari along the highway in L ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - In an unprecedented development, the Kalabari leader and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Anabs Sara Igbe, has reportedly reaffirmed his resolve to vote for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming elections.
Regardless of his membership of PDP, Sara Igbe promised to vote for General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the APC and Dakuku Peterside, Rivers State governorship candidate because of what he described as unjustified exclusion and intimidation of some people in Rivers State by the PDP administration.
According to a document APC made available to CAJ News, the Kalabari leader made the statement in Port Harcourt at a luncheon of Kalabari chiefs and elders with Peterside.
He accused the First Family, President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience of deliberately punishing the Kalabari and entire people of Rivers State by the imposition of Nyesom Wike as the PDP governorship candidate.
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“You all know that I am a PDP member but I will not speak for PDP here. This is a very serious issue, so I must be objective and fair because even God is a God of justice. They refused to give us ticket because they were afraid that Soku Oil Wells will go back to Rivers State,” he claimed.
“So they searched for a man who hates Kalabari people and gave the governorship ticket. I have known Wike for many years; I know where he stands on issues, so I will not vote for him. I stand for justice, equity and fair play, these are what Peterside represents. That is why I will vote for APC.”
He continued,” But I will not leave PDP. Let me also tell you that Patience Jonathan hates Kalabari people. That was why she brought Wike. So Kalabari people must support Peterside. As chiefs and leaders, we must stand up and defend our territory or become conquered slaves. Let us vote for Peterside because he will represent our collective interest.”
Comment could not be obtained from the ruling party.