Elekima, Three Others Seek SDP Guber Ticket In Rivers


Four persons have picked the nomination forms of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to contest the governorship seat of Rivers State in 2019.
Those who have picked and returned the party’s intent and nomination forms as at last Tuesday when the party drew the curtain on the issuance of forms, were Chief Precious Elekima, Elder Leesi Gboro-Gbosi, Chief Larry Alison and Hope Rex-Lawson.
Rivers State Secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Tumbodia-a Cotterell who confirmed the development to The Tide in Port Harcourt on Wednesday said the party had put all strategies in place to win the elections in the State.
Hon. Cotterel also disclosed that SDP would present candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and the state House of Assembly in all the districts and constituencies in Rivers State.
“The SDP is popular in Rivers State. It is a grassroots party and will spring a surprise in the 2019 general elections.
The fact that prominent politicians in the state paid the N1 million intent fee and N4 million nomination fee to pick the governorship forms, Senatorial aspirants paid N500,000 and N2 million for intent and nomination forms.
Those aspiring to go to the House of Representatives paid N200,000 and N800 for intent and nomination forms while House of Assembly aspirants paid N100,000 and N400,000 for intent and nomination forms are clear indications that the SDP is on ground in Rivers State”, he affirmed.
He called on the electorate to give their support to the SDP and come out enmass to cast their vote for the party in the 2019 general elections.