Supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan have endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara.
The Jonathan supporters under the aegis of Citizens Network for Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN) made this known on Monday while launching the 2023 campaign in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In a statement signed by the National Secretary of the Coalition, Francis Okereke Wainwei, the group implored its members in Rivers State to vote massively for Fubara.
The group said they are supporting the PDP governorship candidate because of the massive infrastructural development built by the Nyesom Wike administration.
It said: “We are using this medium to call on our members and people of Rivers State to vote for the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara as governor of Rivers State.
“We are supporting the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State because of the massive infrastructural development built by the current PDP government in the State.”
2023: Tension In PDP As G5 Governors Hold London Meeting, Narrow Down Preferred Presidential Candidate To Two
The five aggrieved Governors within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popularly known as the G5 are set to take a final decision on the presidential candidate to support the 2023 elections.
To this end, the Governors are said to have taken their meeting to London, United Kingdom where they are expected to conclude on a preferred candidate before making their choice public in January 2023.
A source added that the G5 Governors are set to choose between the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, or the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer, Peter Obi.
While the Governors are said to be focused on supporting a southern candidate, they also want to choose a candidate that would defeat Atiku so they won’t become a subject of mockery after the 2023 polls.
The source said a final decision is set to be made at the London meeting as the G5 governors may kick off the campaign on January 5.