Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State, Dumo Lulu-Briggs has said that his choice of picking Princess Tambari Hilda Dedam as running mate was in fulfillment of a promise he made to women of the state during a visit.
Dedam hails from Bane Town in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State; the home-town of late renowned environmentalist, Kenule Saro-Wiwa.
The governorship hopeful said, “in one of our series of engagements with the people, particularly with that of the women, the women in that engagement requested that we pick a woman as our deputy governorship candidate.
“That was an assignment we promised not to take with levity, but take seriously and deliver accordingly.
“So, having critically consulted with God the Father, in whose able hands we have entrusted this journey and having also consulted with the people, we humbly present to you my deputy, the deputy governorship candidate of the Accord Party here in Rivers State, Princess Tambari Hilda Dedam.
“We fulfil this promise knowing that the women are the completeness of men, mothers whose prayers God speedily answers, and with our Rivers State that needs God’s guidance and leading to arrive at her desired destination, we surely need a mother at such place of leadership to pray us through into success”, he said.
Recall that the Governorship Candidate of the Accord Party (AP) in Rivers State, Dumo Lulu-Briggs, had insisted that no gubernatorial candidate in the state could win the seat without effective campaign.
The oil mogul, who spoke in Port Harcourt during interaction with representatives of the business community and professional bodies in the state, stated that to become the next governor of Rivers, a candidate must be talking in order to get things right.
Lulu-Briggs stressed that the success of previous administrations in the 1990s was because the leaders engaged the people and related their programmes and policies.
Lulu-Briggs said: “The governor must be an engaging governor. He will engage with Rivers indigenes for them to know where they are and their feelings. Programmes of government will be communicated to the people. Transparency shall be the watchword.”