An All Progressives Congress chieftain in Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom of Delta state, Chief Ayiri Emami, has urged citizens from the Niger Delta region of the country to seek the victory of his party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in forthcoming general elections.
The popular businessman and philanthropist made the said this on Wednesday while addressing the party faithful at a rally in Warri, Delta State.
Tribune reported that Emami reiterated that the historic call for power shift by governors from the southern part of the country, now tagged ‘Asaba Declaration’ was made in the south-south region, and so, the people in the oil rich states should make it achievable by voting for the APC presidential candidate.
According to Emami, the position of the Asaba declaration by 17 Southern Nigerian governors in 2022, is in tandem with the consistent call by APC governors in the North that power should shift to the South at the end of Buhari’s tenure.
He said, “This opportunity to fast-track Nigeria’s progress and upscale our economic diversification drive, which Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu represents, should not be allowed to slip away.
“Niger Deltans, should key into it through our massive votes for the Tinubu/ Shettima ticket, in order for us to experience revitalization of our ports, rapid development in our coastal communities and the creation of sustainable industrial growth.”
Emami also noted that Tinubu’s achievements as Lagos state governor and “his undeniable penchant for unearthing resourceful persons and projecting them in their areas of strength, irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliations, are the kind of attributes, Nigeria needs from May 29 this year.”