Dakuku, Oyegun meets over Rivers re-run
By Chris Suleiman Abuja
Indication emerged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has perfected plans to win the Saturday re-run elections in Rivers state as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Peterside Dakuku, met behind a closed door with the national chairman of the APC chief John Oyegun, over Saturday re-run elections in Rivers state.
Peterside, who came to the secretariat in company of some white expatriates, at about 4:00 pm Wednesday. however met with Oyegun and other national officers in their offices to consult with the leadership of the party ahead the make or mar National and State assemblies elections.
Dakuku who was APC governorship candidate in Rivers in the last governorship election loudly heard by newsmen who were waiting to hear from him, on his way down from the staircase of the 3rd floor of the APC house, chanting ”they will bow, they will bow”.
A source close to Dakuku’s movement from one office to another, revealed that the two main issues why he visited the Secretariat was to thank the party leaders for his appointment and perfect plans against the Saturday re-run elections in his home state.
The NIMASA DG, who refused to speak with the press when approached also ignored cheers from the party members and staff of the APC Secretariat.
Dakuku, who was physically sober when he led other APC leaders in Rivers state on a protest visit to the party requesting for an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari, was however, in joyful mood yesterday having being appointed DG NIMASA.
It would be recalled that Governor Nyeson Wike, who is of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has had a running war of words with the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who held sway in the state for eight years.
Recall also that there had been series of killings in the state in some local governments with the APC and PDP trading blames.
Saturday election would be conducted under tight security as President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to deal with sponsors of electoral violence in Rivers State.
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