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Rivers 2023: Lulu-Briggs Declares Interest To Succeed Wike

By Suoyo Ekubo

A frontline politician and business mogul in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has declared his intention to succeed Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike come 2023, thereby becoming the first to publicly declare interest in the governorship position in the state.

Lulu-Briggs, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, however, did not declare the political party he would be contesting on its platform.

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He stated that his vision for Rivers State was to create an atmosphere of peace and development where indigenes of the state irrespective of political affiliations will bond together.

He said; “Well, I don’t know why nobody has declared. I believe that they may be all consulting. Rivers State is blessed with a lot of very capable hands and I believe that in no time, you will see them file out in their numbers.

“Now, they are consulting. Let me ask you; do you think I am qualified and you want me to contest? Then, why shouldn’t I contest? There is a lot of work that need to be done. The work that I have been trying to do all these years. I am still young and strong. I have to give my very best at all times. I will run by the special grace of God.

“Well, the platform right now is Rivers State. We need to have a state that is inclusive for everybody. So, if Dumo Lulu-Briggs is running, we are sure to have a state where everyone including Nyesom Wike and Amaechi can bind together.

“That is the kind of environment we want to have and that is what I am going to bring about in Rivers State, so that there will be camaraderie, that one is certain. There will be development, that one is certain. What I envision in Rivers State is where institutions are strong and can hold all our aspirations.”

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