Friday, 10 December 2010

News Report: Nigerian President, Rivers State Governor To Become Ikwerre Consensus Candidates

Governor Amaechi
The governor of Rivers State of Nigeria, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has unveiled another move to outwit his opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the battle to clinch the gubernatorial candidature of the party in the state in the 2011 elections.

The latest in Amaechi's moves is the reception to be accorded the governor by Ogbakor Ikwerre on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at the College of Arts and Science compound in the Rumuola area of Port Harcourt.

Ogbakor Ikwerre, led by Samson Agbaru is the umbrella organization of the Ikwerres. Amaechi is from Ubima, a farming community in Ikwerre Local Government Area.

The reception, chidi opara reports contacts in the organizing committee confirmed, would be attended by the Nigerian Vice-president, Mr. Namadi Sambo, who would be representing the Nigerian President.

Contacts close to Ogbakor Ikwerre chieftains also confirmed to chidi opara reports that the reception is a veiled endorsement of governor Amaechi and the Jonathan-Sambo tickets as Ikwerre consensus candidates in the 2011 elections. We were also reliably informed that a former Ogbakor Ikwerre leader who is presently the Chairman of  a strategic Board in the Amaechi administration brokered the reception at the request of the governor.

Although some Ikwerres in PDP are showing interests in Amaechi's job, the Rivers state governor's major opposition in 2011 would however come from the camp of his cousin, Mr. Celestine Omehia, who is oiling his campaign machinery in readiness for the 2011 governorship election. Omehia was removed as governor after five months in the saddle following a Supreme Court ruling in October, 2007. The case was instituted by Amaechi. Omehia is also a member of PDP.

The thinking in the Amaechi camp, according to insiders, is that a reception by Ogbakor Ikwerre at this time, would settle the matter of who is the consensus candidate of the Ikwerres in the 2011 elections in Rivers state.

1 comment:

  1. I doubt if the VP's visit is an endorsement...The president was invited and being busy, he has asked his VP to represent him.It is petty to call this an endorsement.


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