Director, Strategic Communications of the Tonye Cole Campaign Organization, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill has said that the determination to vote out the Rivers state governor, Nyelson Wike necessitated the decision by leaders of the APC in the state to back the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for Saturday’s governorship election.
In a statement made available to The newsmen in Abuja, Princewill frowned at the exclusion of the APC and its candidate from the election even though the Supreme Court was yet to make any pronouncement on the faith of the party.
He believed that Governor Wike’s overbearing influence has ensured that the APC is denied justice, adding that only the exit of Wike from the state will guarantee justice for the APC.
He said: “Even though I cannot hide my disappointment at the non-inclusion of APC Rivers state candidates on the ballot come Saturday, I too must approve the decision reached by our leadership to support Sowore’s AAC in our upcoming Governorship election. With the way things are hot in Rivers state, a double AC may just be what we need.
“Seriously though, “Wike must go” and “Power must rotate”, were what attracted me to this cause. It was not candidate-specific then and it is not candidate-specific now. Tonye Cole and the other APC candidates will still have their day in court. The apex court has not yet spoken and since we’re advised not to speak while eating, Rivers state without Wike will allow the judges to speak even more freely.
“The injustice of exclusion like this will be written about for years to come and the actors and the role each one played will be dissected by law professionals and the rest of us, the world over. It’s nothing short of a disgrace.
Justice for me is the annulling of this election, I still stand by that. But since justice has been denied us for far too long, we have opted to do what is available to us now; Vote out Wike. For as long as we all await justice, let us do it with a different person sitting in Brick House.
“That is where Biokpo Awara comes in. I urge all those who love us to vote for him and all those who despise Wike’s politics to do same. I must advise you all to do so peacefully. Election Violence is not our friend. He is Wike’s brother. And this Saturday, both Wike and his brother will meet their match when the security agencies ensure your votes count, free from harassment and free from intimidation.
Oyibo man talk say; “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Let us hold this one first before all our candidates come out from that bush.
Vote Biokpo Awara. Vote AAC. Remember the motto and also the logo. Hands up. Let’s take it back from those who want to keep taking us back.