“Business mogul, Tonye Cole is on his way to becoming the next governor of Rivers State ” says All Progressives Congress (APC ) chieftain, Mrs Ibifuro Tatua.
Tatua spoke on the political mood in the South-South, particularly the legal tussle, the performance of Governor Nyesom Wike, Cole’s remarkable charisma and drive and the electoral defeat facing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) governors and lawmakers at a rally organised by Tonye Cole Volunteer Group in Port Harcourt.
“Rivers State needs Tonye Cole, not Wike in 2019. We need a person who can carry the poor along. Cole is sure to win in 2019 by a comfortable margin. APC will do well in Rivers State ” she said.
Tatua, Convener, Tonye Cole Volunteer Group and member, Board of the National Commission for Nomadic Education blamed Wike for the chaos in Rivers State.
“Wike is riding low. He does not understand the economic problems in Rivers State. His poor performance will make Cole to romp to victory in 2019” Tatua said.
She painted Wike as a noise maker and an incompetent leader whose second term will be disastrous.
“Wike represents a high level of incompetence. The governor is detested by many in Rivers State because of his brutally divisive politics and poor performance. He does not have respect for the people ”
Tatua said Cole would win the Rivers State governorship election in 2019 for a number of reasons.
“Tonye Cole has the political wind at his back. He will win on personally and a promise to change Rivers State ”
Tatua believes the people’s interests are best protected by Cole.
“Tonye Cole will work for the people’s welfare, address the security challenges that have dogged the state and restore trust between the people and the leaders ” she said.
Touting Cole’s credentials, the APC chieftain described the PDP as a mosquito party in Nigeria.
“You cannot stop a tsunami in the South-South. You cannot stop APC in 2019. The PDP is too weak to challenge APC in Nigeria”
She also praised Cole for gaining critical mass.
Over 5,000 women came out Sunday afternoon in support of Cole.
The women said Cole was the most deserving candidate with better chances of victory.
“Wike continues to shoot himself in the foot”
Cole, an architect and business man, is from a respected family in Rivers State “