Rivers: No Anointed Guber Aspirant Yet — APC Chieftain
By Saka Idowu Eletu
Isaac Ogbobula, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State’s Caretaker Committee, has disputed accusations that the party favors specific governorship candidates ahead of the 2023 general election.
Reports claiming Ogbobula as saying that Dakuku Peterside, Biokpo Awara, and Tonye Cole were favoured aspirants were untrue, according to the party’s spokesman, Ogbonna Nwuke, in a statement released at the weekend in Port Harcourt.
“My attention has been drawn to reports that I said APC has preferred aspirants. I said no such thing,” he remarked
“My dear party leaders and members, please ignore the fake report. It is the handiwork of fifth columnists bent on causing confusion in our midst. We must expect more of these acts of mischief and blackmail as the 2023 countdown starts.
“Peterside, Awara and Cole are great and wonderful party leaders and we love them dearly.
“But we must not allow anyone to ascribe to any party functionary, an act which he or she did not undertake. Kindly ignore the circulation of fake news.”
Ogbobula appealed to persons spreading propaganda to take it easy, saying the deliberate misinformation added no substance to the promotion of healthy relations among political parties.
He said: “I urge the public, particularly members of our party, to shun the publication. There are people who want to destabilise our party. By the grace of God they will fail.”