BY AZU AKANWA
Rivers Peoples Congress, has called on opposition gubernatorial candidates in the state to step down for the incumbent, Governor Chibuike Amaechi in next month’s elections.
The congress in a statement by its national leader, Chief Martins Kunumgbe, said that Governor Amaechi had done well during his tenure by laying the foundation for greater achievements in the state and therefore should be allowed to build on the foundation.
According to Kunumgbe, “all other governorship candidates in Rivers should rally round the incumbent governor by dropping their ambitions until 2015. This is to ensure that Rivers State benefits fully from the effective and masses-oriented administration of Governor Amaechi.
“We encourage all other contestants to be courageous enough to acknowledge the good works of Amaechi and support him to renew his mandate. We also call for peace and cooperation during the elections.
“We also call on politicians in the state to shun all forms of violence during this election period,” Kunumgbe said.
Kunumgbe added that “every sincere indigene of River State will commend the developmental strides of Governor Amaechi and I call on everyone, including those in opposition to rally round him.”