Rivers State Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Beatrice Itubo, has vowed she will defeat Siminalayi Fubara, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 11 governorship election in the state.
She disclosed this while speaking on the Channels political programme on Sunday night.
When asked if the electorate would vote for her ahead of Governor Nyesom Wike’s anointed candidate on Saturday, Itubo said: “Yes. Labour Party is the party that represents equity, fairness, justice and fair play to all.
“We are so tired of these old politicians in these big parties recycling themselves over the years and we have not seen any change.
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“So, we have come now as Rivers people to identify with the Labour Party because we have a new breed of people that are coming up with new ideas to think out of the box to see how we can bring Rivers State and put it in the right place in the map of Nigeria.
“Though we have not held political offices, we have held other offices where we have excelled and Rivers people have confidence in us to lead the state. So, we are optimistic.
“What happened on the 25th of March will replicate itself on the 11th [of March] because Labour Party won overwhelmingly. We had more than 85 per cent of the votes cast.”
She described herself as the Deborah sent to change things in the state, noting that being a female is an added advantage to her.
“A woman has never ruled River State all this while and this is the right time. Even in the bible, when things become so difficult, God always uses women to come to the rescue.
“So this time, I am seeing myself as the Debora of our time that God wants to use to rescue Rivers State from the tyranny, from the misrule, from everything that represents undemocratic processes,” she said.
Itubo also vowed that LP would reclaim its “stolen” mandate at the presidential and National Assembly polls.
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