The Rivers State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Tonye Cole, has stated that what transpired in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during the flag off of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign on Friday, was a clear indication that the party has candidate in all levels in the state.
Cole said that his focus is now on aggressive campaigns to take over the state from Governor Nyesom Wike.
Cole was presented with a flag by party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshionmhole on Friday in Uyo, while Senator Magnus Abe, who holds a parallel ticket was named as a member of the Campaign Council on Friday.
Cole spoke through, the spokesperson for the Tonye Cole Campaign Organi-sation, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke.
Cole said, “The guber candidate of APC in Rivers is Tonye Cole. It is no longer a matter of speculation.
“We are focused on the task ahead. We want to assure all and sundry that we are determined to bring the benefits of democracy to our people. By the grace of God, we shall not be distracted.
“Going by what transpired in Uyo, it is now crystal clear that the Rivers APC has candidates at all levels, including a gubernatorial candidate recognised at the highest level of the party who would drive the APC’s campaign effort.
“It is time for all who belong to our great party to close ranks. We must demonstrate cohesion and party unity as most paramount than our individual interests. We believe there is more which can unite rather than separate us.
“In the circumstance, Cole enjoins all members of the party to sheath their swords and join hands in efforts that will ensure we form the next government in Rivers State.”