Blessing Okorite, Port Harcourt
The governorship candidate of the Accord Party (AP), in Rivers State, in the forthcoming election, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has noted that the major problem with the state is bad leadership.
He has also declared that the state was in dire need of direction, security, peace infrastructural and political leadership changes, adding that good leadership would revive the pride of the state back.
Lulu-Briggs stated, on Wednesday, in Port Harcourt, when he formally declared his intent for the governorship seat in Rivers State.
According to the AP governorship candidate, there is serious drift from the provision of basic amenities in the state, saying that, if voted to power as governor of the state, his administration would address the rights of the citizenry, which are entrenched in the constitution of the country.
He stated, “I can assure you that the wind of change is blowing across the state. The strong wind of change is blowing to down to the creeks of Rivers State.
“Rivers State is a shadow of itself. It has lost its status of Garden City of the nation, to Garbage City. Rivers State has lost its status of being the treasure base of the nation to a troubled based of the nation.
“The state has lost relevance in the comity of nations, Rivers’ major problem is bad leadership.
“What purpose has political leadership served Rivers State since 1999? Rivers political trajectory has to change. This is the reason I am, once again, presenting myself for the governorship of Rivers State”, he stated.
According to him, there had been immense plot against his political ambition to govern the state, which has made him more determined to participate in the forthcoming polls.
He, however, promised that his administration would give priority to the payment of bursary for Rivers students in the tertiary institutions.
Also speaking, National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Mohammed Nanado, Accord Party has made a good choice in the person of Lulu-Briggs, as its governorship flagbearer in this election.
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“Before we came to Rivers State, we have heard a lot about the State; before we came to Rivers State, we have heard a lot about Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs.
“Our party is a party of peace. We believe it is better to build human capacity, than building infrastructure to selfish gain.
“When you build human beings, you build the nation. Kidnapping and crimes are on the increase in the country because attention was shifted from human capacity development to other projects for personal interests”.
He added that if the party’s governorship candidate is given the opportunity to govern the state, Rivers would experience tremendous transformational change.