A team, Sim Vanguard, has declared that no governorship candidate from Ogoniland has the capacity to win the 2023 election in Rivers State.
The group urged Ogoni people not to be swayed by promises by candidates but vote for a governorship hopeful capable of successful the election to attract the development to their place.
A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who hails from Ogoniland, Marvin Yorbana, instructed newsmen in Port Harcourt that with the level of underdevelopment in the space, it was pertinent for the Ogoni to align with an specific that can arise victorious and impact positively on the individuals.
Yorbana, a former youth leader, pointed out that no crucial Ogoni group, be it the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni Persons (MOSOP) or Kagote, which signifies the a few Ogoni councils, would endorse any of the governorship candidates from Ogoni ethnic nationality due to the fact they know the implications.
This is, on the other hand, versus before lamentations by the Ogoni teams, MOSOP and Kagote, that it would be serious political injustice and severe marginalisation if no Ogoni indigene is considered to govern the state in next year’s poll.
MOSOP had lamented that because the creation of the state 55 a long time ago, no Ogoni indigene experienced grow to be a governor, deputy governor, speaker or main judge of the state.
The groups preserved that for the sake of equity, fair play and justice, 2023 should be regarded as Ogoni’s flip. Governorship candidates from Ogoni include: Senator Magnus Abe of Social Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Lessi Gborogbosi, Motion Peoples Party (Application), while the Labour Party picked Kaninee Barikpoa as the working mate to its governorship candidate and the APC chose Innocent Bariate Barikor, a lecturer with the Section of Political Science/Administration, College of Port Harcourt as deputy governorship applicant to Tonye Cole.
But Yobana said: “In every election, there has normally been an Ogoni man managing for the governor but the problem is what are their odds of successful?
While announcing his group’s support for the PDP governorship prospect, Siminialayi Fubara, Yobana said he was assured Fubara would not discriminate on his developmental designs.
Making veiled reference to Magnus Abe, he explained: “One of the individuals going for governorship position from Ogoni has been in government for a prolonged time, can you mention one factor he has done, but the Ogoni Sim Vanguard for Fubara is primarily based on competent, dedication and growth of Ogoniland.”
He recommended Governor Nyesom Wike for extending developmental projects to Ogoni people even when he did not get their assist.