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Princewill mum on Rivers poll re-run

18 December 2015, 09:49Okoro Chinedu

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.

Also Read: Calls for calm after invalidation of Rivers poll

“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.

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


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