Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula, says he’s confident the party will take over the state in the 2023 governorship election.
“We are confident that come 2023 election our party will be in charge of leadership because Rivers people love us,” he told members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Ogbobula who said the party had put in place structures to reunite its members across the state, also disclosed the appointment of some of its members to look into the internal problems, resolve them and move the party forward before 2023.
“The internal party issues are not unusual; there must be contest, and some measures of conflict. It could be in any political party, or even in families and that’s why we made sure that every of our disagreements did not escalate.
We have committees at the state, regional and national levels led by Sen. Andrew Uchendu and Wilson Ake at the state and regional and John Oyegun at the national to resolve every issue to move the party forward. APC in the state is a party that nobody should ignore. It is not a paper party or a social media club or an organisation, but a political party properly registered and credible in the state”.
Ogbobula assured that everything that the party needed to do would be done within the context of the party for it to go forward. “We, therefore, urge every member of our party to join hands and move it forward”.
While noting that the Minister of Transport, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, was fair when he said that the governorship position should shift from upland to the riverine area in 2023, he said the party would partner the media in terms of information dissemination.
Earlier, Mr. Amaechi Okonkwo, Chairman of the state Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ urged the party chairman to ensure that the party was in peace. “We ask that you give us an open ear, pick our calls; give us information that can help us do our reports in response to balancing our reports for the growth of the state”.
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