KILLINGS: Every sad happening can’t be Buhari’s fault —Princewill
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Tonye Princewill has called on Nigerians not to heap all the blame on killings in the country on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with newsmen recently, the one time governorship candidate In Rivers State, said that it was also wrong for people driven by personal hate to promote division by stoking ethnicity.
He also called on the media and others to stop fanning the embers of hate. “If you hate Buhari, an election is coming up. Feel free to be driven by personal hate if your thinking is that narrow. Why preach that hate, blind to all the many achievements he has made? I and my kind will preach love, not hate.
“You cannot truly love your country and its people yet you promote its division by stoking ethnicity. Don’t you get it? Don’t you have children? Are you not aware that the fallout will consume us all? Continue. God is watching you”, he stated.
Princewill, while commended the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the party’s national chairman, said it would be a catalyst for the erosion of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South South commencing with Rivers state.
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According to him, “What we have now is a solid team headed at different tiers by warriors of change, from the national through to the state, local governments and wards. I don’t underestimate the task before us but I can categorically confirm that Wike will be history come 2019. Take it to the bank.”
According to him, the team put in place in Rivers state under the Chairmanship of Hon Ojukaye Flag Amachree had all it takes to ensure APC wins the next election but warned that the missing piece in the jigsaw was still the choice of candidates the party will field in 2019.
“Starting with the position of Governor, we will decide who the cap best fits in the next few weeks so we can begin to sell him and them to our members aggressively. It has to be a team who can build on the 2007 blueprint Amaechi put in place. Amaechi left free schooling and free medical in Rivers state and grew our economy with the ushering in of peace. What has this Wike now done? Intellectual capacity mixed with boldness and humility is key. Plus he must be Riverine. Power must rotate. It’s that simple”, Prince explained.
“Wike is history. Even he knows it. Those who are afraid of him have no business leading us and thankfully no longer do. 2019 will be decided in 2019, there and then on the day of the election. If he likes he can go to court. We won’t.”
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