The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2019 election in Rivers State, Tonye Cole has picked Victor Giadom as his running mate.
Giadom, who is from Bera Community in Gokana Local government area of Ogoni shares the same roots with Senator Magnus Abe who has been in a running battle with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Victor Giadom until his selection is the incumbent Deputy National Secretary of the APC and a member of the Party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
He was a former Executive Chairman of Gokana Local Government and later served as Commissioner for Works in the Rotimi Amaechi administration in Rivers State from 2011 to 2015.
He also served as the Director-General of the Greater Together Governorship Campaign Organisation of APC in 2015.
The announcement of Giadom’s selection is contained in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Finebone.
According to him, “The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, is profoundly delighted to announce that the Governorship Candidate of the Party in Rivers State, Arc. Tonye Dele Cole has chosen Chief Victor Tombari Giadom as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State.
“Arc. Cole announced the choice of Chief Giadom while briefing the top hierarchy of the APC in a meeting in Port Harcourt.
“According to Arc. Tonye Cole, the choice of Chief Victor Giadom as my Running Mate was arrived at after a careful and exhaustive consideration of an array of equally notable personalities in the party.
“He came out tops on all considerations especially his unalloyed and untainted loyalty, unrelenting hard work and invaluable experience as a former outstanding local government chairman, former Commissioner for Works, former Governorship Campaign DG and presently a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, APC.
“With the choice of Chief Giadom, the APC Governorship Candidate, Arc. Tonye Cole has commenced to assemble a crack dream team for the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State.”
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