According to Today.com website in Port Harcourt.
A former federal lawmaker who represented the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari Ibietela George, has joined the governorship race in Rivers State.
George who was a former Commissioner of Petroleum and Natural Resources under former Governor Rotimi Amaechi will be joining billionaire-businessman, Tonye Dele Cole, Dumo Lulu-Briggs and Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, from the Ogoniland to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Rivers State.
Dr. George, who served in the 7th National Assembly, has returned the completed Intent and Nomination Forms to the National Secretariat of APC in Abuja on Wednesday.
Attempts made to speak with Dr. George over the development were unsuccessful as calls placed on his telephone number failed to connect.
Also, George had yet to respond to SMS, sent to him and another sent to his WhatsApp contact, as of the time of this report.
But a source well connected to the former lawmaker who should know confirmed it.
Interestingly, Dr Dawari George was one of the APC chieftains who on Monday September 10 accompanied Tonye Cole to visit some royal fathers in their palaces to get royal blessings ahead of the APC party primaries in the state.
Dr Dawari George is now the third Kalabari sons regarded as ‘Ijaw riverine’ angling for APC gubernatoral ticket.
The others are Tonye Dele Cole and Dumo-Lulu Briggs.