on APC members to remain calm
Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has expressed optimism that the
governorship and other candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in
Rivers State would be on the ballot in the 2019 general election.
Port Harcourt, Saturday, Dr. Dakuku Peterside said that the challenge the APC
in the state was experiencing was temporary and would soon be a thing of the past.
am very confident that APC governorship and other candidates will be on the
2019 election ballot. I know that the judiciary is an important component
of the political process. You can’t talk about politics without talking about
the judiciary or the role of the judiciary. So, my confidence is that
ultimately this issue will be resolved, APC candidates will be on the ballot
and run the election. And Rivers people will have options and I know that they
will choose the candidates of the APC above the other political party.
know that the other political party has disappointed Rivers people on all
fronts. What they have done in the past three and half years is that they have
made more and more people lose confidence in the institution of government of
Rivers State. They have embarked on outright lies, concocted stories and
half-truths and Rivers people are indeed tired of the mess. The people cannot
wait to get rid of the current government in the state and APC provides them
that alternative. But unfortunately, we are going through our own challenges.
me take advantage of this opportunity to appeal to all members of the APC to
remain calm, confident, loyal and keep trusting the Almighty God. That the end
of this tortuous journey will come and it will be to God’s glory. All hope is
not lost; indeed no hope is lost. One thing I’m pretty sure of is that at the
end of the tunnel there is light and it will be to God’s own glory.
have embarked on series of engagements to get all sides of the party, to get
different interests in the party to understand that it is in our collective
interest to work together. It is in our interest to pursue the path of peace,
unity and, of course, working for the common purpose. You cannot have a team if
you are not working for a common purpose. If you have persons working at cross
purposes you can never achieve results. That makes you a team and we are a team
of patriotic and progressive citizens of Rivers State who want the best for our
state as against our opponents in the other party who are self-serving and
usually pursuing their own narrow opportunistic interests. That is where we
Honourable Minister is responsible for the crisis in our party. I don’t believe
that this is the time for blame game. A lot of things happened and blame game
will not help us in any way. Even as a leader of the party, it is wrong for me
to join in the blame game,” Dr. Peterside declared.