…PDP Governorship Candidate Will Win Overwhelmingly In Ogoni – Chief Gani Topba
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State for the 2023 general election, Sir Siminialayi Fubara says the PDP is solidly on ground in the State with a large followership than all the other political parties put together in the state and therefore cannot be afraid of going into the 2023 elections.
The PDP’s flag bearer was reacting to a report that PDP is afraid to contesting election with other political parties in the state which is why it has taken them to court, the PDP Standard bearer said when the time of election comes, people would know which of the parties has large followership and support in the state, describing the statement as false.
The PVC Sensitization rally put together by the Grassroots Development Initiative, GDI to enlighten the pubic on the importance of the Permanent Voters cards, on Wednesday 27th July, 2022 held at County State School field Emiligbam, Abua Central, headquarters of Abua/Odual local government area of Rivers State.
The rally which attracted people from various walks of life including the core of Abua political elite and stakeholders featured jiration by GDI members across the 13 wards in the area.
The sensitization programme also witnessed solidarity speeches by political leaderd from Abua/Odual LGA and GDI President-general, Bright Amaewhule.
Speaking at the rally, Chairman of Inter Party Advisory council, IPAC, Ambassador Desmond Akawor who is also the state PDP Chairman hailed the people of Abua/Odual for turning out enmasse for the rally.
Ambassador Akawor who was represented by the Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Benibo George, expressed optimism that the massive turn out was a clear statement that the people have been adequately mobilised and sensitized.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Amaopsenibo Siminialayi Fubara who spoke in Pidgin English urged GDI members, especially the people of Abua/Odual to continue to sensitize and educate their people on the need to register and collect their Permanent Voters cards to enable them participate in the forthcoming general elections.
While commending GDI for the massive mobilization, Amaopusenibo Fubara urged them not to allow anybody to deceive them but advised them to guide their PVC jealously to avoid being stollen or misplaced.
“Make sure you secure your pvc. We know you get your pvc. Make sure you secure it. The only thing wey una need to do wey we de preach is make sure say you secure your PVC. Make una secure am make una also make sure say the piple wey never register make them register “.
In his solidarity speech, the Chief of staff Government House, Port Harcourt , Emeka Woke told the people of Abua/Odual to make use of the time left to register and collect their PVCS.
Emeka Woke assured that the state government would not allow the ugly incident of 2019 General elections to repeat itself in 2023.
“Let me assure you as a government that the ugly incident of 2019 General elections where you mobilized yourself, prepare for the candidate of your choice and you were deprived because of the activities of some leaders who colluded with military officers to deprive you of participation in the electoral process. Let me assure you that that incident will never happen again in this local government again. We will do everything possible to ensure that nobody, not even the military will come and intimidate you in this area. So be firm and be ready to face the task ahead”.
Meanwhile, the leader and spokesman of the Conscience of the Ogoni People, Chief Gani Topba said nobody has the capacity to say that Ogonis will not vote for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sir Siminialayi Fubara in next year’s general elections.
As the spokesperson of Ogoni people, I have not told any person that the candidate of the PDP will not be voted for by the Ogoni people.
Those are anti-thesis of sincerity on social media. No credible Ogoniman can say that Ogoni will not vote for PDP.
I tell you that the PDP candidate is from Ogoni, from my village, Zaakpon, you will be shocked if I explain his relationship with me.
So, you will tell Zaakpon people not to vote for their son? How did you do your assessment?
The PDP governorship candidate, Sir Fubara will get overwhelming votes from Ogoni people, I assure you.