For former Rivers State
Commissioner for Special Duties and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya has lent his support for the zoning of the governorship position to the Rivers South-East Senatorial District.
Hon. Ikanya who stated this in a telephone interview with The Tide said his party was yet to take decision on the matter as it had not concluded arrangements for the constitution of State Working Committees in the 36 states of the country.
He however expressed optimism that he party would maintain the zoning of the governorship position among the three Senatorial districts in the state.
He said, the next governor of the state should come from Rivers State South-East Senatorial District of the State for the sake of equity and fair play.
He noted that, Dr. Peter Odili comes from Rivers-West Senatorial district, while the incumbent Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi comes from Rivers East Senatorial district.
On APC structure in the state, Chief Ikanya said, presently, there was no executive structure in any of the 36 states including Rivers State, apart from Anambra State where temporary executive was selected in respect of the State gubernatorial election coming up in November 2013.
Chief Ikanya also announced the using of pilot group in Rivers State into APC party.
Chief Ikanya, who is also the leader of group, said the group joined the newly party APC, because of its keen observance that APC would take over the leadership of country from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He called on Rivers people to join the party, as PDP lost its glory in all most all the states across the federation.
Also speaking the former State Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Mr. Esuku E. Essuku said, the governorship position should be zoned to Rivers South-East Senatorial District since the other two had had their slots.
Meanwhile, Mr. Esuku has called on the public to disregard any group or persons parading themselves as the leadership of APC in Rivers State saying that presently APC has no executive structure to be called State Working Committee (NWC) in all the State, apart from Anambra State, where temporary Committee was set up for gubernatorial election.