Amaechi, Cole, Wike & Peterside.

Former Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has thrown his weight around the Founder and CEO of Sahara Energy Group, Mr. Tonye Cole to be the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the forthcoming governorship election in Rivers State.

Mr. Tonye Cole is a quintessential Business mogul with interest in Oil & Gas, Energy, Media etc.

The choice of Tonye Cole by Rotimi Amaechi is coming as a shocker to some people who has been expecting the second endorsement of the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, who was the candidate of the APC in the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State.

At some points, news had it that the relationship between Rotimi Amaechi and Dakuku Peterside had gone sour and that the continued stay of Mr. Peterside at NIMASA was a ploy by Amaechi to cover up the soured relationship between them from the public.

The snag in all of these is the fact that the governor of the state, NYESOGI WIKE has in recent times become very popular in Rivers State, especially with his thuggery style of leadership and so, defeating him by a soft minded man like Tonye Cole won’t be an easy task to do by the APC, and not even Dakuku Peterside will.

So, the APC would have to work very hard, ten times harder than they did in 2015 to make very impressive impact in Rivers State and again, PUT THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER, because, A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND.

With Tonye Cole coming into the picture of Rivers State politics right now, the future of the state, however it sounds, maybe on the verge of growth, putting into consideration, his wealth of experience, his global connections, his brain-power, but his is of the PDP stock still.

We can only wish Rivers State well at this point in time.