Labour Party governorship candidate in Rivers State in the 2015 general election, Prince Tonye Princewill, has stated that he is yet to take position on the role he would play in the governorship rerun in the state.
He made the disclosure in a chat with journalists over the weekend. The labour party flag bearer in the April, 2015 elections could not state categorically if he would join other eligible governorship candidates in the state, in the event that the appeal against the tribunal judgement by the ruling party is not upheld.
Princewill’s suspension from the Labour Party may have also informed his position for now, but the party candidate explained that the decision to partake or not in the rerun will be left for the people to decide.
’’They all know the political players in the state. They all know the possible after-effect of a PDP or an APC victory,’’ he stated.
And, reacting to the tribunal judgement which nullified the election of governor Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers State, the son of the Kalabari monarch said, based on what he witnessed in the past governorship elections , he was not surprised at the outcome of the tribunal judgement.
Also reacting to his party’s stand over his alleged praise of the
tribunal judgement, based on his current suspension from the party, Tonye Princewill stated that; ‘’To the best of my knowledge we have freedom of speech and right of opinion in Nigeria. My statements have always been my opinion and until recently, my party has always fallen in line with my thinking.’’
He called on political actors in the state to eschew violence, saying that politics is not war as every contest produces a winner and a loser.

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