A Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Rivers State, Chief Dumu Lulu Briggs has stated that Nigerians are behind President Muhammadu Buhari in his anti corruption war and economic drive saying that is the ‘reason why I am here’.
Briggs who was at the party secretariat on Wednesday to submit his nomination and expression of interest form while addressing journalists said: “Those supporting the President at the center should help tell him that Nigerians are fully behind him in the anti corruption war and his economic drive, In a nutshell, this is the reason why I am here. I just came today to submit my intent and nomination forms.
The aspirant speaking on factions in the State Chapter of the APC said; “Well, l think there is a lot of misconception, we do not have factions in the All Progressives Congress in River State, people in the party have sympathy for certain persons which you find across the entire country, not just in Rivers State.
“It is almost all the state where there is contest for governors. Rivers state is going through a phase, therefore there is a lot of interest in getting PDP governor out of office to ensure we have the APC governor in place.
So, you have some other persons who support this aspirations and the party would seem to be divided along that line and that is what you find in every contest and all of that would be decided on Sept 28 when the party would have these candidates come together and all the major interest in the party would be collapsed together”.
Chief Briggs noted that the PDP was more fractured than APC in 2015 before the primaries saying that the APC is united today as all misunderstanding in the party will be addressed before the 2019 general elections.
Responding to questions on hos relationship to his party leaders and members at all levels, Chief Briggs said: “As a matter of fact my aspiration is supported by the little guys on the streets and that is where I drive my strength from.
“They are doing tremendous work in the party, they are doing tremendous work in the state. I think my reputation speaks ahead of me and by the special grace of God as you see their grand support to what we do.
I picked my forms, there may be two or three other aspirants perhaps, but I can tell you I have the ranks and files of the party behind this aspiration and across, you can see people in labor party supporting my aspiration, you see people in APGA supporting my aspiration and APC will be blessed to have me as a governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections”, he said.