Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in rivers, Worgu Boms, have been recommended to replace Victor Gaidom who resigned to contest the 2019 election as a running mate to Tony Cole.
The National Vice Chairman, South South, Hillard Eta, announced this in Abuja on Saturday at the National Secretariat of the party.
He said: “You are aware that on Friday a competent court of jurisdiction declared Chief Victor Giadom as not being a member of the National Working Committee and should never parade himself as such.
“Even before then, there was a resolution by the NWC asking the South South zone of the party which I head to transmit a name for his replacement or filling of the vacancy made possible by his resignation to contest as deputy governorship candidate of our party in Rivers State.
“I want to announce to the world that I am in receipt of the name of a distinguished member of this party from Rivers State to the zone for ratification in the person of Nwogu Bond Esq, a former Attorney-General of Rivers State.
“His name has been transmitted to my good office and I want to announce that in the earliest time possible, the South-South zonal executive committee will meet and ratify that name and send his same to the NWC of our great party.”