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Group urges Wike to support Ezekiel-Hart for Rivers West senatorial seat

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been asked by the people of the Rivers West Senatorial Zone to back a senatorial aspirant, Mr. Allen Ezekiel-Hart for the senate in the 2019 general election.

The people, under the auspices of the New Rivers West Alliance (NRWA) urged Wike to support their candidate, Ezekiel-Hart to replace Senator Osy Ideazu who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has also indicated interest not to return to the National Assembly in 2019.

Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Dr. Eric Jumbo and Dr. Nimi Micah claimed Ezekiel-Hart is the best candidate to replace Senator Ideazu and should get the full backing of the governor and the people of the zone.

The group maintained that Ezekiel-Hart, an outstanding businessman, represents the voiceless minorities and stands for one of the wealthiest local governments in the country but yet without a commensurate presence of the Federal Government.

“Ezekiel-Hart will bring a robust and resounding voice of reasoning and push for a socio-economic and entrepreneurial vibrancy in Rivers West Senatorial Zone and Rivers State in general,” the group further explained.

Also speaking, Ezekiel-Hart, the aspirant appealed to the people of the Rivers West Senatorial Zone to consider him as the fresh and timely choice to oust the perpetual dominance of all the minorities within the zone, and the good choice to replace continuity of self-serving money bags.

“I will be a voice to secure the interest of the youths. I know first hand the challenges and difficult choice they face on a daily basis, I understand their language, high and low points. In the red chamber, I will speak for their specific needs,” he said.

He said that the local government area (Bonny Local Government Council) hosts the largest petroleum and gas companies—Shell Petroleum Development Company tank farm ‘the largest in Africa’, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company amongst other oil and gas majors as well as the local government that contributes about 25 per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), yet the area has not produced a senator since the beginning of the current democratic dispensation.

The senatorial aspirant who authored a book on Governor Wike in 2015 titled Fifty Reasons to Choose Wike, promised to stand for a synergy between the Red chamber in Abuja and the Brick House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


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