The representative of the Amayanabo of Ido Town, Chief Igbikioyibo Dokubo, has embarked on campaign for the success of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections, even as he said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), PDP will fizzle into history after the elections.
Chief Dokubo who spoke when the governorship candidate of APC, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, paid him and the Council of Chiefs a courtesy call during his ward congress in the Ido and adjoining communities thanked the candidate for visiting the community.
He said that the visit “shows that you care about us. This is the first time a governorship candidate will be coming to see us. We appreciate and we are also grateful to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for supporting a worthy successor.
“Let me use this opportunity to say that we the Riverine people are grateful to Amaechi for fighting for us. Most of Amaechi’s battle is for us in the Riverine, we know it and we appreciate our able governor. He has shown beyond doubt that he is a man who believes in justice and equity.
“Therefore we will vote massively for APC come March 28 and we will ensure that there is no PDP in this area after that date. APC has done a lot for us, so it will amount to ingratitude if we fail to reciprocate. We bless you Your Excellency because God’s favour is on you.”
Similarly, Ibinabo Dawari, former Care Taker Committee Chairman of the local government has also pledged the total support of sons and daughters of Ido, promising to deliver all the wards to the APC.
Peterside responded by thanking the people of Ido for their support and promised to be fair to every part of Rivers State. He told them that government should be for every part of the state irrespective of size or location, adding that his government will serve both the majority and the minority tribes. He also thanked them for appreciating the battles and sacrifices of Governor Amaechi for Riverine people and promised to convey their sentiments to the governor.
This was even as Dr. Dakuku Peterside described widows of Ido community in Asari-Toru Local Government Area as courageous and forward-looking women who have defied all odds to support a progressive party.
He prayed for them and pledged to do everything in his power to alleviate their burden. Dakuku said widowhood is not a curse but an accident of life.
The APC candidate made the statement during the party’s ward rally in Asari-Toru Local Government Area.
He charged the widows to continue to live courageously, adding that “God is the husband of every widow, so you have nothing to fear because God is on your side”. He also commended them for being supportive of APC despite the challenge of everyday living.
Peterside later thanked the people of Ido, describing them as a good community for taking care of their widows. Afterwards, he made presentations to the women and promised to do more in future.
Responding on behalf of the widows, Mrs. Juliana Obutobo expressed gratitude for the gifts and prayed God to continue to bless Peterside for remembering them. He described the APC candidate as a God-fearing person who is more likely to remember the poor and the vulnerable when he assumes office as governor of Rivers State.
The women promised to deploy everything at their disposal for APC‘s door to door and to vote massively for Peterside and the party on election day. They also promised to protect their votes so that their will be reflected in the outcome of the elections. [myad]