Why I ‘ve not been Rivers State governor, by Lulu-Briggs
The Rivers State governorship candidate of the Accord Party (AP), Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has said that he would have become the governor of the state a long time ago if he were a regular politician.
Lulu-Briggs, who is the Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited, said he had been in politics for a long time but preferred not to do what the regular politicians do as he does not want to be a governor that will fail on his promises.
The governorship candidate of the AP, who spoke, yesterday, in Port Harcourt during a youth interactive session made up of students from all the tertiary institutions in the state, harped on his credibility, saying that his antecedents stand him out from other politicians.
He said: “You know my antecedents. Unfortunately, I am not a regular politician. As a matter of fact, some people say that I am not even a politician.
“If I were a politician, I probably would have been governor of the state a long time ago because I would have done the things that politicians do. But because I do not want to be a governor that will fail you, I chose not to be the regular politician.
“By the special grace of God, when we take over the government, it will be clear to you that I am not that regular politician.”
He, however, called for complete value reorientation, saying that the next government should engage the youths to have them organised.
“But we all agree that we need a complete value re-orientation. There is going to be that total value re-orientation because the youths are our tomorrow and we need to have their hearts and heads at the right places.
“One of the major reasons why I want to be in government is to see that we educate the next generation. So, I am going to engage them quite actively to ensure that everything is done to make sure that they become the great men and women that we want them to become and through their greatness, Rivers State shall become great,” he said.