Lagos - The losing Labour Party candidate in
the Rivers State governorship election, Tonye Princewill, is tight-lipped
regarding his participation in a possible election re-run.
In April, Princewill came a distant third with less than
one percent of the election People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won convincingly
with about 88 percent. Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) was second.
However, the courts have invalidated the poll outcome
citing violence and rigging thus paving way for a re-run.
Princewill said his main concern remained security and
not a repeat of elections.
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“Both APC and the PDP have shown desperation and an
unmitigatedd desire for power at all costs. The recent black and white march
charades cannot conceal the blood they both spilled. People are not foolish,”
He said as for the decision on what to do as the Labour
Party candidate, it was not a choice strictly for him alone to make.
“My ambition is not the priority, the ambition of the
state is. So far I have followed spiritual guidance and it has given me peace.
This time will be no different,” he said.
He said he was “not desperate” to be a governor. But I
will not go quietly into the night.
“What I will say is I will sponsor every Labour Party
candidate who shows a real desire to contest their rerun. A statement on my
election will be made when a vacancy arises,” said Princewill.
- CAJ News