Tonye Cole is not a match for Wike – PDP

Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council says that the factional governorship candidate of the
All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mr. Tonye Cole, is a political neophyte and lacks the requisite public service experience and exposure to govern a multi-ethnic and complex state like Rivers.

The Campaign Council’s Director of Information and Communications, Emma Okah, stated this in Poet Harcourt.
He said that only enemies of the state would prescribe a pupil to a teacher in a contest that required tact, maturity and expertise to excel.
His words:
"Ordinarily, the PDP would not have bothered to campaign in Rivers State if Arch Cole is the APC candidate but the joy of a free and fair contest is the lesson the loser learns. It teaches him that a child cannot be older than his father."
Okah said that Cole should have started campaigning since 2011 if he truly meant to battle a political collosus like Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
According to Okah, those who love Rivers State can never prefer a “Lagosian”, who does not know the cultural and political terrain of his ethnic nationality let alone the state to aspire to govern Rivers State.
"Suggesting that Cole should govern Rivers State at this time is to set the state 10 years behind as he would spend so much time learning the ropes, names of the various towns and communities that make up his kingdom, learn to speak his native language, names of the various LGAs and headquarters, names of key members of his party, names of VIPs in the state etc," he added.
Okah said the people of Rivers State had learnt their lessons and would not allow a stooge to preside over the affairs of the state.

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