By Kingsley Izejiobi, Port Harcourt
Leaders of the All Progressives’ Congress APC in Rivers State have expressed the readiness of the party to take over the reins of power in the state come 2023.
The party leaders who made this known while speaking with Radio Nigeria during the just concluded state congress of the party, said the push has become necessary to save residents of the state from the misrule of the current administration in the state.
The APC leaders while commending the peaceful disposition of their members across the state which led to a successful congress, said with the new leadership in place, the party is set to present its self as a credible alternative to residence of the state.
Leader of the party in the state and the current minister of transportation Mr. Chibuike Amaechi the party is ready to form government in the state in the next election to restore some of social programs that were in place during his tenure as governor
“Rivers people should compare my time as governor and now, and they will see the difference. They should compare the fact that children were able to go to school for free and there were good and functional hospitals with doctors and now, so I they will agree with us”
The governorship candidate of the party in the 2015 election Dr. Dakuku Peterside said it was sad that a state like Rivers State is being ruled without proper accountability
The former caretaker chairman of the party Mr. Isaac Ogbogbula commended members of the party for putting behind their differences, to participate in the successful state congress describing such as the way forward.
The APC leaders pointed out that the last 6 years of PDP in the state has been marred with lack of proper accountability with little or no investment in human capital development