A Woman As Deputy – Genuine Or Obsolete, Pedestrian Tactic Of Fear Or Nemesis

By Chris Finebone

Since Tuesday, the PDP in Rivers State and its governorship flag-bearer, Barr. Nyesom Wike, have been needlessly euphoric over the selection of Dr. [Mrs] Ipalibo Banigo as the deputy governorship candidate in Rivers State.

For the APC in Rivers State, the real reasons Dr. Banigo was chosen for the position should be nothing of cheer to our numerous, respected and peace-loving women in Rivers State. The reason for the choice is not the one bandied to the public in the presentation speech of the PDP candidate.

The APC can authoritatively reveal that the choice was a clear demand by the candidate who, by his nature, demeanour and disposition, abhors working with strong characters which a male deputy may turn out to be one. His choice was, therefore, a clear attempt to forestall possible scrutiny to his dreamland governorship.

We also know that Barr. Nyesom Wike, a known serial betrayer with a long history of treachery, is haunted by his past and, therefore, prefers a woman who is less likely to pay him back in his Pontius coins of betrayal and treachery.

The APC would want innocent Rivers women to ignore the fake promise of giving them a voice, as the reason for the choice of a woman as deputy governorship candidate, as dishonestly presented to Rivers people by Barr. Nyesom Wike and the PDP in Rivers State.

What the PDP and its candidate have succeeded in doing is merely employing an obsolete and pedestrian 19th Century tactic with the intention to deceive our women and dishonestly obtain their votes. However, we trust that our women are well above that gimmick; indeed, we believe that Rivers women will always stand on the side of truth, equity and fairness in making their political choices.

Chris Finebone
State Publicity Secretary

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