From Blessing Mbonu, Port Harcourt
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a social political pressure group, Rivers Voice of Freedom (RVF), has insisted that it is the turn of Ogoni son to emerge the governor of Rivers State.
This as the group has started galvanising support for Senator Magnus Abe, former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, to emerge the Governor of Rivers State in 2023.
Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Tai, Amb Prince Akekue who spoke yesterday, during the inauguration of RVF at Kagbara Lekue in Tai LGA, expressed optimism that the mission to make Abe governor in 2023 is realizable.
He added that the people of the area are happy to be associated with RVF because they are carrying the voice of justice.
“The voice we have is the voice of Senator Magnus Abe and indeed youths of Rivers State saying that injustice is not allowed. Internal democracy should be practiced.
“The mission to make Abe governor in 2023 is the people’s mission and in politics, the only asset you work with is the people. When the people are on your side, you are on the right path. Magnus’ handiwork is speaking for him here. There is no community in Rivers South East that the footprints of Magnus is not there and because of that the people have been yearning for him to come and rule. Magnus Abe is the people’s choice and by God’s grace he will succeed,” he said.
Speaking, President-General of RVF, Comrade Dominic Dumekpigi said the group is made up of people especially youths yearning for change, emancipation, justice, equity, fairness and good governance.
He said: “Youths are the future of the society, so it behooves on us to take our future in our hands and that is why we have the formation of RVF to preach against injustice so that we can have our say as youths in the political space. We have chosen Senator Magnus Abe as our grand patron because he has the youths at heart”.
He urged the newly inaugurated executives to go all out and mobilize for Abe in the coming elections.
The newly inaugurated LGA Chairman of RVF, Justus said he will mobilized his group to go to all nooks and crannies of the area to galvanise support for Abe.
Earlier, a chieftain of APC in the state, Amb Chikwe Orlu called on ethnic groups in the state to support an Ogoni to be the next governor.
He said, “I also use this medium to call on our Ikwerre brothers that when it was their time, the Ogonis supported them, they should also support an Ogoni man now especially Sen. Magnus Abe as he will not fail them”.
Orlu who represented Abe at the event advised the people of the area not to relent in their struggle for justice.
“We are aware of the support from the people since 2019 in this struggle, you should not relent in your support. You should go out in your wards and units to ensure that equity, fairness and justice is done.We charge you to be the watchdog of our project because it is for the benefit of all, ” he said.