From Ekaete Ikubor
A women group from Ogoni land has vowed to throw their weight behind any political party in Rivers State that floats a governorship candidate from the Rivers South East Senatorial District.
Speaking with newsmen during a peace walk in Bori, KhanaLocal Government Area of the state, the leader of the group, Mrs Nuka Sordum Isaac, stated that Ogoni women would not support any political party that did not zone its governorship ticket to Rivers South East Senatorial District.
According to her, since the state was created no Ogoni person had governed the state, adding that the time for other senatorial districts to support an Ogoni son was now.
The group leader urged all Ogoni women to come out and support any political party that zones its governship ticket to Ogoni land.
“We are going to ensure that we mobilise women in Ogoniland not to vote for any political party that doesn’t zone its governorship ticket to Ogoniland”, Isaac said.
A business woman and member of the group, Mrs KonwiBariledum, said that since she was born, she had not heard that any Ogoni person had governrd the state, stressing that Ogoniwomen were ready to support any political party that zones its governorship ticket to Ogoniland.
“We have been voting for other senatorial districts to become the governor of the state for long; this is the time others should support Ogoni governorship”, she said.
“We are going to stand our ground to support an Ogoni person to become the governor of Rivers State come 2023 governorship election”.
We heard that APC has zoned its governorship ticket to the riverine, we are not going to vote for APC come next year “,Bariledum stated.