The Rivers State Governorship Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has vowed to address issues of neglect and deprivation of the Eleme area of the state by the federal government
Eleme plays host to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Eleme Petrochemical Company.
Dakuku’s campaign train Friday moves to Eleme local government area of the South South State,where he announced a five point revival agenda if elected next month.
Dakuku informed that he came to the local government with messages of hope, peace and of prosperity and accused the FG of injustice against the people of Eleme and Okrika.
The APC governorship candidate assured his administration would go on the path of justice and equity.
His five points programme included: industrialization of the council which plays host to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Eleme Petrochemical; provision of effective health care; agricultural revolution; education advancement and women empowerment.
On industrial development, Dakuku promised his administration would rebuild infrastructures with a view to connecting the council with the rest of the world. He promised to tackle the perennial flood issues, which he noted had remained with the community for long.
The APC candidate promised he would influence presence of more petrochemical industries, so as to create more jobs and massive economic empowerment.
Dakuku promised that his government would promote and grow agro science for the benefits of businessmen and women in the council.
He added that since the council contributes immensely to the national oil revenue, he would continue with the ongoing capital projects, his predecessor has embarked upon.
Dakuku stated that issues concerning women would receive adequate attention of his government if elected, adding that effective health services in the council would be improved and sustained.
Dakuku also urged Eleme natives to vote the opposition’s Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and all the party’ candidates in the council in the general elections.
He described the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party without ideas, focus, violent and who solely relied on rigging.
He urged the residents who have promised over 90 per cent of vote from the council to the APC, to troop out on Saturdays February 14 and 28, 2015 to vote massively for the party and police their votes.
A total of 3000 of the PDP members in the council announced their defection to the APC and were formally received by the State party’s Chairman.