Cole, who plans to succeed Gov. Nyesom Wike, say if APC gives him the ticket, he would ensure economic and security challenges, which the present administration had failed to do is addressed.
This, Cole said to newsmen in Abuja today, after he submitted his nomination form for the party’s primaries.
He noted that foreign investments would be attracted into the state, if he emerges as governor.
He believed Rivers state has the capacity to attract investors if conducive business environment is created.
He said his experience and connection in the business world would be used to actualise his dream.
According to him, wealth distribution at grassroots level was a major objective of his aspiration, as he added that rural people would no longer suffer poverty.
“Wealth distribution among the grass root people is extremely vital.
“I want to make sure that everybody in Rivers at the grassroots, who have been down, who has been impoverished, who does not have peace and security, are taken care of.
“From an industry perspective, I have been operating at the global level; I travel a lot, I have worked with a lot of people and people know me for doing business with passion.
“We believe that we can attract investment and secure investment in Rivers.
“Rule of law will be protected and they would be able to generate employment for the people of the state,’’ he said.
On security, Cole said the impact of insecurity in the long run is poverty and he would sensitize the people on the negative impact of insecurity and crime on the lives and their communities.
“Security is a relationship thing as well; it has to deal with people because people who perpetrate crime and bring insecurity are human beings like you and me.
“One of the things that we are going to do is to engage with them wholly to make them understand what the outcome is as it affects them, not just their families but as it affects their communities.’’
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