The Action Democratic Party (ADP), Rivers state chapter has flagged off its electioneering campaign at Okujagu-Ama community in Okrika Local government area, assuring that the party would provide alternative to Rivers people.
Speaking at a rally held at the Community Secondary School, Okujagu-Ama, Hon. Victor Fingesi ,said his party has come to provide alternative to Rivers people in view of the reckless behaviour of the so-called major political parties, which hold the people of the state to ransom.
He said the major parties have embarrassed Rivers people through promoting violence, internal bickering, running the state as their private estate and lacking vision to transform the lives of the people.
Hon. Fingesi said these actions prompted him and other Rivers people to come out of their cocoon to form a political party in order to address the malaise.
Speaking further, he said a government of ADP would empower Rivers people, reduce poverty, place emphasis on education and initiate and reactivate agricultural programmes.
“I want to lead Rivers people out of poverty and suffering”, he stated.
Continuing, he said God has heard the prayers of Rivers people that the major political parties which do not have the interest of the state at heart are being removed.
The gubernatorial candidate said APC was entangled in litigation which had foreclosed their participation in the 2019 elections. While a serious legal issue was erupting in PDP.
This, he said, would make way for ADP to emerge as the alternative party and clinch the governorship seat.
Earlier, the ADP deputy governorship candidate, Mr. Onwusameka Ogbowuokara,said the administration would give consideration to the environment.
In his own speech, Mr. Elvis Opuene, ADP chairman in Okrika LGA, advised Okrika people to vote for their son and support him either in victory or defeat, pointing out that in so doing the unity of Okrika would be enhanced.
Among the personalities that spoke at the rally were; Dr. Acho Nwokogba, founding member of ADP in Rivers state, Prince Emmanuel Aniele Obi, ADP chairman ,ONELGA, Dabo Opuye Owububari, CDC Chairman, Okujagu-Ama community and Gloria Lipnee, State woman leader.