LAGOS: THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers State must prepare to surrender the only senatorial seat in its possession during the upcoming polls, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said.
PDP currently has one of the three senators from the state, George Sekibo, but Rivers APC in a statement issued Monday in Port Harcourt said it was determined to take that one as well during the February National Assembly elections.
“PDP does not deserve the senatorial seat presently in its possession. In any case, Senator Sekibo has failed to represent Rivers East well enough at the Senate, so he should prepare to surrender it on February 14,” Rivers APC said in the statement signed by its Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
The party described its candidate, Andrew Uchendu, as being by “far better than Sekibo.” “Uchendu is a politician’s politician and an outstanding three-time member of the Federal House of Representatives. He is poised to retire Senator George Sekibo during the forthcoming National Assembly polls.”
Rivers APC declared that incumbent Senator Magnus Abe will easily retain his seat as senator representing Rivers South-East while Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree, will have no difficulty winning the Rivers West seat currently occupied by APC’s Senator Wilson Ake, who is about to serve out the two terms zoned to his area.
“Senator Abe and Senators-in-waiting Uchendu and Amachree are the best the State can boast at the moment with regard to the Senate. They are unbeatable and we trust the electorates to do the right thing by voting massively for them on February 14,” Rivers APC said.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY