A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Rivers state and former governorship candidate, Tonye Princewill, says the APC convention which was held last Saturday did not only demonstrate the sterling quality of the leadership the party possesses but an opportunity to show the whole world that there was no faction in Rivers state APC as widely speculated.
Speaking to journalists, he questioned the purported unity of the party in the state, recalling how Worgu Boms, the candidate of Senator Magnus Abe refused to step down for Victor Giadom an ally of Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
He charged that the immediate focus is the 2023 general election as well as delivering Rivers to the APC.
On the fear that the convention would not hold due to some misunderstanding among members, Princewill said “bad news travels fast, so it was no surprise to me that leading up to it, all the news was about if the convention would hold, whether it would be free of rancour and how it would lead to the breakup of the party. Now you have your answer. The ultimate test of the new electoral act, a balancing of all interests and an outcome that could not have been better”.
Princewill who is eyeing the Brick House (Rivers state Government House} in 2023, said it is now “time to focus on the presidency and on the governorship. I’m already back in Port Harcourt. No time to celebrate.
Consultation continues and my push for an Amaechi presidency has been further strengthened. That man understands politics, he understands governance and he understands Nigeria. I learnt a lot this (last) weekend. So much. Always put God first”, he said.