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Peterside’s Campaign Receives Boost As 3,000 State Clerics Endorse Him


From Ignatius Okpara, Port Harcourt – The political aspiration of the opposition All Progressives Congress, (APC), gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, received a major boost weekend as 3,000 Pastors from various churches in the State endorsed his candidature.

Apart from endorsement, the Pastors also pledged to mobilize and sensitize their members to fully participate in the April 11, 2015 rescheduled Governorship and State Houses of Assemblies elections.

The Clerics equally agreed that on no, account should anybody, irrespective of party affiliation, instigate violence before, during and after the polls.

Operating under the auspices of the International Ministers’ Forum, (IMFO), the clergymen, insisted that the coming general elections were very vital to Nigeria as a nation.

According to them, there was need for the church to pray for peace and for God fearing leadership.

However, the APC governorship hopeful, who made an unscheduled appearance at the ministers’ conference held at the Abundant Life Evangelical Mission, (ALEM), in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, called on the spiritual heads to prevail on their members to feel free to elect whoever they want to be their next governor.

He said: “You are free to elect between me and Nyesom Wike, of the PDP as your next governor.

“Between me and Wike, whoever becomes the next governor of Rivers State will determine where the socio-economic life of the state would go.

“The next Governor must have integrity, vision and above all, the fear of God.

“I have never belonged to Vikings confraternity or any other secret cults for that matter and I will never belong. He declared.

“I fear the Almighty God because he alone can enthrone a leader”.

Dakuku, who listed his four-point agenda which include: security, peace and the unity of all Rivers citizens, promised that his administration would not hesitate to give the Certificate of Occupancy, C of O, to any church that qualified for it.

He further appealed to the pastors to make a choice they could always defend before God.

“If you support and vote for me, I promise, I will never let you down. I mean well for our state and I will rule with the fear of God” he promised.



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