Port Harcourt - Chief Precious Elekima,
leader Kalabari stakeholders of Rivers PDP, said on Friday that the most
credible candidate should emerge as the party’s governorship candidate for the
Elekima told newsmen in Port Harcourt that advocates of
zoning the governorship office to a particular ethnic group in the state did
not mean well for the party.
He said there was no written agreement by the ethnic groups
in the state to rotate the office of the governor and that those clamouring for
zoning were speaking for themselves and not for the party.
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"We have not mandated or asked any of them to go and speak
on our behalf.
"As far as I am concerned, the Kalabari people and riverine
people are satisfied with Nyesom Wike’s (aspiration).
"We are not discussing ethnic matter here. Even if we are
discussing ethnic matter, I do not know at what time in our history that has
played a role in determining who should govern us.
"As far as we are concerned, the best material is who we
want and if Nyesom Wike has all the strength and energy to throw away APC from
government, it is he we have chosen,’’.
He said that the party’s objective was to retake power from
the APC and occupy the government house in the 2015.
Elekima also urged Rivers people to vote for President
Goodluck Jonathan to continue the good works he was doing for the country
through the transformation agenda.