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Ogoni’s Endorsement Of Peterside Has Shattered Wike’s Guber Ambition

River state governor Nyesome Wike

The governorship ambition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Rivers State, Chief Nyesome Wike, is as good as over following the endorsement of his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, by the KAGOTE, the Ogoni apex socio-cultural organisation.

This is the position of Rivers APC, as contained in a statement issued Monday in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.

“With KAGOTE, the Ogoni apex socio-cultural organisation, endorsing Dr Dakuku Peterside, Senator Magnus Abe and other APC candidates, we are now more than ever convinced that no matter the odds our victory in all the elections is very assured.

Wike’s fate is effectively sealed and it would be right to describe KAGOTE’s endorsement of Peterside for the February 28 governorship election as the final nail on Wike’s ambition,” Ikanya said.

It would be recalled KAGOTE had in a communique of the January 25 meeting signed by its President, Dr. Peter Medee, and Third President, Dr. Mike Nwielaghi, said: “Despite the non-consideration of our demand for political power in the present dispensation, Ogoni governorship dream remains alive. We therefore urge all political parties to consider Ogoni next for governorship of Rivers State, since the desire of Rivers people seem to favour rotation of power between upland and riverine now, for which the riverine question seems to have been answered.

“Consequently, we endorse the candidature of Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside for Governor and Senator Magnus Ngei Abe for Senate, Rivers East Senatorial District.”



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