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We need strategy to win election in Rivers, Princewill tells APC

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
21 April 2022   |   4:01 am
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has told the state chapter that beyond forming a united front, the party needs strategies to win elections.

All Progressives Congress  (APC) governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has told the state chapter that beyond forming a united front, the party needs strategies to win elections.

He also said Rivers people deserve to be governed and not disrespected and disregarded. 

Princewill said the need to give the people governance inspired him to join the governorship race.

The APC chief, who was one of the 10 aspirants that signed a peace pact to support whoever emerged as the party’s standard bearer last week, stated this, yesterday, during a meeting with stakeholders and other APC gubernatorial aspirants at the Ijaw National Congress (INC) Eastern Zone Secretariat, Abuloma Road, in Port Harcourt.

Princewill said: “I decided to contest not because I wanted to be governor but because I wanted my people to be governed. I couldn’t understand why our fathers were disrespected and our youths disregarded.”

He said time was ripe to ensure the people of the state enjoy good governance. 

He urged the party to adopt winning strategy, noting that the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) was divided in 2015 but strategy enabled Governor  Nyesom  Wike  to win the  party  ticket as well as the governorship election. 

He said: “If you are united without strategy, you will not get to anywhere, it’s not all about unity, it’s about strategy.” 

In politics, there is the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC), judiciary, security, youths, among others.

“We, the aspirants in the APC, have resolved to support whosoever will emerge at the primaries or by consensus, if my brother Ebenezer emerges, I will wholeheartedly support him, and I also believe that he will line up and support me if I emerge.”