Ahead of 2023 election, Hon. Michael West Ibinabo, a former lawmaker and former commissioner for transport in Rivers State has made public his intention to run for the Governorship race 2023. He explained that he planned to embarked on Consultation with prime and critical stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress APC Rivers State as part of his internal democratic process towards flying the flag of APC Rivers State ahead of the Governorship election in 2023.
Michael West while presenting himself to the State Executive Committee members of APC in Rivers State on Wednesday 16th February at the party Secretariat in Port Harcourt briefed that he is interested to run and contest the Governorship position of Rivers State under the platform of the party platform.
He revealed that his mindset to join the APC is to build extra force that will be collaborated with the existing structure in APC to ensure that People’s Democratic party (PDP) and Gov.Nyesom Wike are chased out from the Brick House ,until as according to him,the Minister of Transportation,Rt Hon.Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi made it clear in a visit to Ogu_Bolo Local Government that Governorship will go to the Riverine.
Narrating that it was when the Minister made the categorical statement that he made up his mind to run for the office of the Governor in the platform of the APC.That he came out third in the Governorship primaries conducted in PDP in 2015 by over twenty five (25) contender’s and first among the eighteen (18) Riverine contenders.
The aspirant, West explained that he had five times clear revelations from God mandating him to go and work with Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi which informed his decision to join the party at the heat of too many court crisis rocking the APC.
That he saw the victory of APC when the party was in a difficult situation owing to the various litigations as at that time, which literally made his colleagues, supporters, friends, family members to doubt if APC can come out from it’s wilderness of internal crisis and litigations war.
Micheal West who did remind the audience of a statement he made in the podium when he joined the APC, that the anointing to win the Govornorship of Rivers State and other elective positions has left the PDP and has moved to the APC
According to him, his monumental foot prints as a former member of Rivers State House Assembly is still speaking through his Constituency projects, adding that with all available records, he stands tall within the Kalabari region because of his known Political grass root network across the local Government Areas in Kalabari to run for Govornorship.