Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State, Dumo Lulu-Briggs has picked a female politician from Ogoni ethnic nationality, Princess Tambari Hilda Dedam as his deputy governorship candidate.
Dedam hails from Bane Town in Khana local government area of Rivers State; the home-town of late renowned environmentalist, Kenule Saro-Wiwa.
Lulu-Briggs, who disclosed in his verified Facebook page, said the choice of female politician was in fulfillment of a promise he made to women of the state during a visit.
The governorship hopeful said, “In one of our series of engagements with the people, particularly with that of the women, the women in that engagement requested that we pick a woman as our deputy governorship candidate.
“That was an assignment we promised not to take with levity, but take seriously and deliver accordingly.
“So, having critically consulted with God the Father, in whose able hands we have entrusted this journey and having also consulted with the people, we humbly present to you my deputy, the deputy governorship candidate of the Accord party here in Rivers State, Princess Tambari Hilda Dedam.
“We fulfil this promise knowing that the women are the completeness of men, mothers whose prayers God speedily answers, and with our Rivers State that needs God’s guidance and leading to arrive at her desired destination, we surely need a mother at such place of leadership to pray us through into success,” he said.