Lulu-Briggs decries level of political acrimony in Rivers
Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the governorship candidate of Accord Party in Rivers State, has expressed dismay at the level of political acrimony and disharmony in the state.
Lulu-Briggs said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Tuesday, saying a quick measure was imperative for restoring peace and unity to save the state from collapse.
According to him, there is a high level of political acrimony and disharmony in the state owing to the rivalry between the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The political crises in the two major parties are such that we shall no longer have a state, crises that have plunged us into all manner of disharmony and have introduced a lot of hate into our politics.
“It’s so bad here, brothers and sisters no longer greet themselves, families have been badly divided across political lines.
“This is not the Rivers State we used to know, that is why we need to urgently bring ourselves together as one people and the choice for Accord Party, I believe, is the hand of God,” he said.
Lulu-Briggs expressed readiness to restore the state to its original peaceful state.
“For us to get it right here in Rivers State, we need to unify everyone, if we don’t get the politics right, we can’t get governance right and if we can’t get governance right, then the economy would continue to remain as porous as it is.
“We are in this race to win on the platform of Accord Party; we are peaceful and Rivers people can attest to that,” he said.
The Accord Party candidate said that if elected as governor, he would create an enabling environment for economic development in the state.
“I would want also to bring Rivers State online; with what obtains in every state, this is serious in human capital development,” he said.
Lulu-Briggs urged his party supporters and other residents in the state to get their permanent voter cards to elect a candidate of their choice in the 2019 governorship election.
He stressed the need for voters to elect credible candidates in the forthcoming general elections regardless of party affiliation.
“The electorate should begin to look at what individuals have to offer and not the political parties because political parties have been badly reduced to mere platforms for political power grabbing.
“Nigerians should begin to vote for credibility and trust; that’s why I feel this is an opportunity for Rivers State people to vote rightly for the Accord Party,” he said.