The Labour Party governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections in Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo, has revealed the reason why she vyed for the mantle of becoming the governor of the state.
She said that she did not contest to show herself but that she was not comfortable with the way the immediate past governor who is now the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, was in the habit of not promoting workers nor paying pensions to retirees.
She alleged that this caused workers in the state to hate the immediate past governor.
Itubo stated this when members of the New Dimension for Rivers State paid her a visit at her country home in Ogbakiri, Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
She revealed that it was on this note that she aspired to become the state governor with the view to easing the burden of the people.
She stated that no king reigns forever, adding that the attitude of some political gladiators is de-marketing the state, urging them to sheath their swords and allow the current administration to be.
Itubo said, “I decided to contest that 2023 election not because I wanted to show myself up to Rivers people, no.
“We have been in the struggle for a very long time and when the immediate past governor of Rivers State came on board, I saw something different.
“I saw real hatred for the workers of Rivers State. I don’t know any other language that I will use other than that hatred, because someone who will be in power for eight years, didn’t promote any worker in Rivers State.
“For that number of years, he didn’t pay any pensioner gratuity. People were retiring and going home.
“When they want to key you in your monthly pension as you retire today, they will leave you for about two years, nobody is paying you a dime.”