Lagos - The All Progressives Congress hailed the Ogoni people for the reception accorded to its gubernatorial candidate in the Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, during the recent Ogoni Day celebration.
The Ogoni Day Celebration was held last Sunday at the Birabi Memorial Grammar School open field in Bori.
Rivers APC in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, described the “rousing” reception given to Peterside as an “unmistakable sign” that the Ogoni had adopted him as their candidate for the upcoming election.
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“We are not surprised that Dr Dakuku Peterside stole the show at this year’s Ogoni Day, during which he ably represented the Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi,” Ikanya said.
“Having spent his formative years in Ogoni land, Dakuku Peterside is Ogoni at heart and regards Ogoni land as his second home. Therefore the 2015 Ogoni Day Celebration was for him essentially a homecoming.”
Ikanya thanked Ogoni people for adopting Peterside as their governorship candidate, assuring that he would not disappoint them when he got their mandate.
“Unlike some of the other candidates now seeking the votes of the Ogoni, Dakuku Peterside is not a fair weather friend but one who can be trusted at all times. He did not just grow up in Bori, the Ogoni heartland and political headquarters, but has also over the years fully identified with the Ogoni struggle for justice, equality and right.”