Posted by News Express | 8 March 2015 | 2,652 times
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has described widows of Ido community in Asari-Toru local government area as courageous and forward-looking women, who have defied all odds to support a progressive party.
He, therefore, prayed for them and pledged to do everything in his power to cushion their burden, saying widowhood is not a curse but an accident of life.
The APC candidate made the statement during the party’s ward rally in Asari-Toru local government area.
He charged the widows to continue to live courageously, adding that “God is the husband of every widow, so you have nothing to fear because God is on your side”.
He also commended them for being supportive of APC despite the challenge of everyday living.
Peterside later thanked the people of Ido and also described them as a good community for taking care of their widows. He later made presentations to the women and promised to do more in future.
Responding on behalf of the widows, Mrs Juliana Obutobo expressed gratitude for the gifts and prayed to God to continue to bless Peterside for remembering them.
Obutobo described the APC candidate as a God-fearing person who is more likely to remember the poor and the vulnerable when he assumes office as governor of Rivers State.
She said for the fact that Peterside is the first candidate to visit Ido, her fellow women had made up their mind to deploy everything at their disposal for the victory of APC and Peterside on election day.
The women also promised to protect their votes against riggers.
•Photo shows Dakuku Peterside.
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