APC guber candidate, Tonye Cole pledges to tackle poverty in Rivers if elected in 2019

<h2>The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Tonye Cole has pledged to tackle poverty if he is elected in 2019.</h2>

<p class="">Cole made this known during a tour of Andoni Local Government Area in Rivers state on Saturday, December 16, 2018.</p>

<p class="">According to The governthe guber candidate said that he was touched by the high level of poverty in several communities in the state.</p>

<p class="">He also called on traditional rulers to mobilise their subjects to vote credible leaders in power in 2019.</p>

<h2>Cole said orship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Tonye Cole has pledged to tackle poverty if he is elected in 2019.</h2>

<p class="">Cole made this known during a tour of Andoni Local Government Area in Rivers state on Saturday, December 16,</p>

<p class=""><em>“No dout, lack of electricity which happened to be a veritable tool for small and medium enterprises and mainstay of every economy has left the people of Andoni to struggle with high poverty rate.</em></p>

<p class=""><em> “A tour of this area showed that there is no cottage hospital and the risk of maternal and infant mortality should expectedly be high around here. </em></p>

<p class=""><em>“Indeed, we need to effectively harness available economic potential in our communities to fight poverty and create employment for our youths.</em></p>

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<p class=""><em>“l’m here with my team to receive a father’s blessing from the throne and also to seek support from your domain. </em></p>

<p class=""><em>“It’s time our traditional leaders begin to use their stool to attract development to our communities.”</em></p>

<p class="">In November 2018, Tonye Cole was allegedly <u><span id="96944a0f-8b8c-44a7-943d-27e40358472b">attacked by gunmen</span></u> during one of his consultation visits to old Bakana area of Rivers.</p>

<p class="">According to reports, Cole’s nomination as the APC governorship candidate has deeply divided the party in the state.</p>

<p class="">The oil magnate is alleged to be the anointed candidate of the minister of transportation, <strong>Rotimi Amaechi.</strong></p>
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