Road To Rivers Brick House: Dumo Lulu Briggs Picks Accord Party’s Ticket
…Promises To Make Education Basic Right
Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs on Tuesday emerged the Governorship candidate of Accord Party in Rivers State through a voice vote affirmation by delegates from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
Lulu-Briggs in his acceptance speech said he will make quality education a basic right of all citizens of the state.
The Accord Party candidate said he would do this by ensuring that quality education is affordable to everybody.
He also promised to form an all-inclusive government if elected in 2023 by bringing everybody together in one accord irrespective of the political party and social status.
The Kalabari born politician said he will put people first in all his dealing.
“I do not have Godfather but God the father and the message of We Agenda will be taking to every nook and cranny of the State. I thank the delegates for finding me worthy and promise not to disappoint you”, he said.
Meanwhile the National Legal Adviser of Accord Party, Mgbudem Maxwell Esq who represented the national headquarters of the party and also doubled as the Chairman of the Electoral Committee in Rivers State, in an interview with journalists commended the peaceful manner the election was conducted while urging other parties to emulate Accord Party.
Mr. Maxwell said “Today is the beginning of the change process people desire in Rivers State and Dumo Lulu Briggs is the answer to their aspirations, desire and yearning”.
Recall that over weekend, the Accord Party conducted primaries into National Assembly and House of Representatives positions of the party in Rivers State.
The Legal Adviser of Accord Party in Rivers State, Prefa Max, who spoke to journalists after the primary election, stated that the 2023 election would not be based on PDP or APC, but the attention of electorates will be on smaller parties that would provide a third force that Nigerians can trust, adding that Accord Party stands the opportunity.
His words, “Primary election for the Senate and House of Representatives was peaceful and there is no imposition of candidate. We are doing it peacefully and legally and everybody is happy.
“INEC and security operatives were present to monitor the process. It is strange to them knowing that elections in Rivers State are sometimes violent, but this one was peaceful.
“We are fielding candidates for all the elective offices. There is no consensus arrangement. But where there is only one person that aspirant stands unopposed.
“There are no bigger parties and smaller parties anymore. What is important now is the electorates. If you field credible candidates with pedigree and integrity people will vote for them”.
In the same vein, candidate elect for the Rivers West Senatorial District, Omubo Princewill, said the election in 2023 would largely be based on individuals and not party, adding that he stands the chance of winning the elections.