I am finally set to kick off my 2015 gubernatorial campaign. The buildup, which may seem unusual to many, was necessary and very strategic. From a very vigorous and successful recruitment/training of campaign volunteers to a very warm Diaspora engagement; my team has gradually gathered all its ammunition for a well coordinated campaign.
The recruitment of campaign volunteers was a huge success. With the largest response coming from the Ogoni, Etche, Kalabari and Ahoada areas of the state, over 3000 volunteers have been registered and are currently being trained for a vigorous, issue based, non violent, door to door campaign. All this will immediately usher in a never seen before community tour of Rivers State. It will interest you to remember that years ago, when elections didn't matter, I commissioned a World Bank recognized consultancy firm, to tour all the communities of Rivers State to identify the unique issues of communities. This report is the bedrock of my Campaign. I am not coming to make promises, but to make public my well thought and well researched solutions to problems that have already been identified.
The Diaspora engagement was a very successful one and included a Town Hall Meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora, Interviews with Ben TV, Arise TV, and Nollywood Movies UK; and also a special session with Hollywood weekly, thanks to my involvement in the Nigerian Entertainment industry. My One point agenda, which is Job Creation, needs a push from forces outside Nigeria to actually work. That is my top priority. Also my politics and campaign activities over the years have evidently been funded largely by my friends and allies in Diaspora. The better days of my life started outside the shores of Nigeria, so my Closest Friends, Allies and Family, obviously are out there and have to be informed and consulted.
In the days to come a lot of activities will kick off and regular updates will be given to all those registered on my website, www.tonyeprincewill.com. Regular updates, Campaign schedules and Breaking News will be sent daily to all registered friends. It may interest you to know that in the coming hours I will announce my running mate and campaign team. Be the first to know. Register now!
Prince Tonye Princewill