Business mogul and stakeholder of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has reiterated the need for harmonious coexistence amongst ethnic groups in Rivers State, in the quest for power rotation between the riverine and upland.
He made the call on Monday, when members of the Kalabari True Patriots paid him a visit, urging him to contest for the governoship of the state.
The group had handed over a communique conveying their endorsement of his candidature for the 2019 governorship.
Lulu-Briggs, while commending the group for their decision, disclosed that, ‘Kalabari are not the only qualified people in Rivers state and that every Rivers person that meets the requirements of our Constitution is qualified to become governor’.
He reminded them also of the dreams of the founding fathers, which ‘had devised an ingenious method that has worked well for us; that ensures that we live together harmoniously and so it is therefore noble that a notable personality from a major ethnic nationality; the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality is saying that the governorship has resided in the upland since 1999 and he believes, he thinks, he wants and he is going to fight to ensure that it goes to the Riverine’.
He also eulogised the efforts and sacrifice of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, in his stance for a riverine governorship candidate.
His words, ‘The leader of our great party, the All Progressives Congress APC, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who has said that the governorship should go to the Riverine. In the APC we are united under one Supreme God, one leader, one party and with unity of purpose, I know that we are going to have several victories. So, I thank him for that resolve that distinguishes him as an unparalleled statesman. That is the mark of greatness which our leader Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has displayed’ he stated.
Kalabari youths cutting across all shades of political divide in the state, including Kalabari Students Union were part of the team.