The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Rivers State, Prince Ugo Beke has told vote buyers in the state that they would be disappointed in the 2023 general election.
Naija News gathered that Beke said Nigerians have had enough of result writing and announcement at elections, noting that he is sure they no longer believe in the incumbency factor again since they know it is a fake way centred on result writing, bribery and corruption.
According to him, Politicians who have stolen money to buy votes will be disappointed next year because he is sure people will vote their conscience.
Beke noted that God is about to do something new in the country in 2023 and all the old things would pass away.
The Rivers APGA governorship candidate was optimistic that people would vote for him because they believed he has the competence, character and content to deliver good service and dividends of democracy to them if elected.
Speaking about his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart in the state, Siminialayi Fubara, who has the backing of the state governor, Nyesom Wike, Beke told Guardian that “I gathered that the candidate of the PDP is very weak. He does not have my kind of exposure politically, intellectually and economically.
“Now, if the PDP would buy votes, the masses are being taught to collect money and vote their conscience. What I also want to let you know is that we also have to match what Wike parades with my personality.”
Giving his take on the chances he has to be elected as governor, he explained that “Every politics is local. The perception of Peter Obi by the majority of the younger people is matching what he did in Anambra State to what he is saying he will do when elected in 2023. For me, every person that comes from Rivers State sees me as somebody who has contentment, character and competence. They are looking at me from my background.
“That there is a rich man’s son who has always associated with the masses, poor persons and who has always come up with ideas to enhance the lives of the less privileged and the physically challenged. Every birthday, I celebrate it with the physically challenged. Everything I have done in life, I have done with the less privileged. I do not have what Obi has; not that I was not born into it; probably my father was richer but I do not believe in the primitive accumulation of wealth.
“As it comes to my pocket, I give out and every Rivers person will attest to that. When you talk about integrity and truth, every Rivers person will attest to that. When you look at the candidates they are parading, every Rivers person knows that I am far ahead of them. Every Rivers person believes that this is a square peg in a square hole. But the only thing they always say is, Wike has plenty of money to buy votes.
“Where am I going to find money to compete with the PDP? But I keep saying to the poor people, they have been giving you these peanuts and stealing everything and criminalising you for 24 years, when will you learn your lessons? They would tell me that now that we have learnt our lessons, we would vote for you. It is on that strength that I believe I would be governor of Rivers State next year by the special grace of God.”