The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of a landslide victory in the State during the February 14, 2015 presidential election. The party gave the assurance while congratulating Buhari on the successful flagging off of his campaign on Tuesday in the State capital, Port Harcourt.
“It was a thing of honour for us to have the privilege to host the flag-off of General Buhari’s presidential campaign and we wish to assure him that both Rivers State and the entire Niger Delta region are solidly behind him,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, stated. He said that “with the 65,000 APC supporters that thronged the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex to witness the historical event, Buhari and the APC leadership should not bother anymore about Rivers State as we are very convinced of not only winning the State but winning it very convincingly. The hatred which the misruling Federal Government in the hands of the evil PDP has against our State is enough to ensure that the party is totally disgraced during the forthcoming February 2015 elections.”
Rivers APC applauded General Buhari for his uncompromising stand against corruption and insecurity in the country, which he made clear during his campaign launch. “With the looting of our common patrimony with impunity currently going on in the administration of President Jonathan, we are very convinced that, knowing the antecedents of General Buhari, he is very capable of decisively tackling corruption, which has become perhaps the greatest problem facing our nation at the moment. Monumental corruption has given rise to many other problems such as spiraling unemployment, underdevelopment, bad roads, lack of power and many other facilities that would have been provided to improve the lives of Nigerians,” Rivers APC said in a statement signed by Ikanya and issued in Port Harcourt.
The party agreed with General Buhari that providing security should be the second priority of his administration after it is sworn-in on May 29. It lamented that no “Nigerian can boast of sleeping with two eyes closed these days because of insecurity occasioned by the incompetence of the present administration of Goodluck Jonathan.” The party expressed confidence with the incoming Buhari administration curbing corruption and insecurity, Nigeria will in the nearest future take her rightful place in the comity of nations.
Rivers APC in the statement also congratulated its governorship candidate in the State, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, for the formal endorsement of his candidature by the APC national leadership through the hand-over of the party’s flag to him during Tuesday’s presidential campaign in Port Harcourt. “As we did to General Buhari, we similarly wish to tell Dr. Dakuku Peterside to rest assured as we shall do everything according to the laws of the land to ensure a landslide victory for him during the February 28, 2015 governorship election. Dr. Peterside has no equal among the candidates presenting themselves for consideration by the Rivers electorate and we trust the good people of the State to go for the best,” Rivers APC said.