Don’t field minority candidate from Rivers Southeast – Ogoni Group

An Ogoni group has appealed to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to jettison any plan to field a riverine governorship candidate from the Rivers State South East Senatorial District.

The nationality under the auspices of the Ogoni Development Drive (ODD) said since the Ogoni had majority in the senatorial district, it would amount to injustice and political marginalisation for the PDP and other political parties to choose a candidate from the minority riverine area in the district.

The ODD in a statement signed in Port Harcourt at the weekend by its Director, Solomon Lenu, said any party that had settled for a riverine candidate should make its choice from another senatorial district where riverine ijaws are.

Lenu said the findings of ODD revealed that the PDP was planning to give its governorship ticket to a riverine candidate from the South East.

He, however, appealed to the PDP and other political parties to jettison the idea as it would jeopardise the majority Ogoni from producing the governor of the state in the near future.

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