The incumbent Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike, who is currently on his second term in office is trying to win Rivers State for PDP while the former Governor of the State and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is also trying to win the state for APC in 2023.Photo credit: Vanguard
The 2023 governorship election in Rivers State will be keenly contested after the All Progressives congress was disqualified from the 2019 governorship election in the State.
However, one key move might help the All Progressives Congress to end the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State.
Form A Merger With AAC
One of the key moves that might help the All Progressives Congress to win Rivers State in 2023 is to form a merger with African Action Congress, AAC.
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Recall that AAC is a strong political party in Rivers State. The party became very popular and strong in the 2019 governorship election in the State.
The governoship candidate of AAC in the 2019 Rivers State governorship election, Biokpomabo Awara, emerged the first runner up of the keenly contested election.
The party was able to build a strong structure within the state which helped it to emerge the first runner up of the 2019 governorship election.
Photo credit: Vanguard
If the All Progressives Congress can strike a merger deal with AAC, it would boost its chance of winning the next governorship election in Rivers State.
Remember that the structure of AAC and its stalwarts will join forces with the APC to win the Rivers State governorship election.
The precedent set by APC showed that merger is a strong force to defeat a ruling party. APC as a party is a product of merger which formed the party on February 6, 2013 and eventually defeated PDP in the 2015 presidential election.
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APC has proven that merger is an effective force to defeat a ruling party and a merger with AAC in Rivers State might help it to end PDP's dominance in the State in 2023.
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