The Dumo Lulu-Briggs Governorship Campaign Council has taken a swipe on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole for reportedly calling on the Accord Flag-bearer in the state, Dumo Lulu-Briggs and other governorship candidates of Kalabari extraction to join forces with him and stand by him.
The Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Council said while not begrudging Pastor Cole for seeking votes from the electorate or whatever way he deems fit, he should do so responsibly.
It described Tonye Cole’s call on the podium of a campaign rally as disrespectful, amateurish and playing to the gallery.
The arrowheads of Dumo Lulu-Briggs governorship contended that “The world over, political collaborations and alliances are not initiated on campaign grounds.
“They are serious matters that require a lot of behind-the-scene interactions, thoughts and negotiations. This is the reason we see Tonye Cole as unserious and merely playing to the gallery in this case.
“It is however incontestable, that as a patriotic Rivers son of Kalabari extraction, Dumo Lulu-Briggs has been around and understands the sensibilities of Kalabari and Rivers people far more than Pastor Tonye Cole, Dumo Lulu-Briggs would not have addressed the crowd in English language in Buguma, as Tonye Cole did”.