By Prince Isaac, Port Harcourt
Hon. Tonte Ibraye has been declared the winner of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship ticket in the just concluded gubernatorial primary of the party in the State.
Tonte Ibraye, polled the total number of 177 votes to win the only female aspirant Mrs Joyce Barida who scored 10 votes out of 189 votes cast by delegates.
However, Dr Bright Warmet who was the third contestant was absent at the party’s governorship primary.
The ADC returning officer announced Hon. Tonte Ibraye, the winner of the party’s governorship ticket in the presence of INEC officials at Abuloma Town Hall.
Addressing party faithful and newsmen, Hon. Ibraye said he is out to create an independent system for people in the state to live and had a means of livelihood without begging.
He stated that his reason for joining ADC is because of his manifesto which included responsibility, transparency, endurance, innovation and inclusion, stressing that the leadership of ADC had lived outstandingly different from leaders of other political parties in the country.
Ibraye explained that his purpose for joining politics was to ensure responsibility is transferred to the youth to be free from slavery and be involved in dialogue, making social governance effective and carrying out good governance; turning every ward in the state into an appropriation centre by sending money to develop the people at the ward level.
He added that ADC is the third force in the federation, urging the youths, women and elderly in Rivers State and Nigeria to rise and make a difference in governance, in line with the party motto; “Arise and Shine!”