Meet Beatrice Itubo who is running to become River State's first woman Governor

Meet Beatrice Itubo who’s operating to turn into River State’s first girl Governor

It’s one week to Nigeria’s gubernatorial and state homes of meeting elections. There are 416 governorship candidates throughout 28 states. Political events have used a number of antics to advertise their candidates to Nigerians.  

Comrade Chief Beatrice Itubo is one in all 25 ladies operating for governorship positions within the 2023 elections. When Itubo first emerged because the Labour Get together gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, she immediately gathered the assist of her get together in addition to the acceptance of scholars and civil servants within the state. 

Maybe, it isn’t so stunning that she acquired such huge assist. Up to now, she had fought causes for college kids and civil servants in her capability because the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Rivers state. Those that are affiliated with the Nigeria Labour Congress in Rivers State will know Beatrice Itubo higher than those that heard her title for the primary time in 2023.  

Regardless of the case could also be, the Labour Get together candidate for the upcoming Gubernatorial elections in Rivers state, Comrade Chief Mrs Beatrice Itubo is the one feminine amongst all of the candidates vying for the workplace of governor in Rivers state. 

Though Itubo is competing towards political heavyweights in her state, she has managed to carry her personal based on Mrs Chinda, a civil servant based mostly in Rivers state. She informed Nairametrics that Itubo is an underdog on this election and can most definitely win if there have been no interferences with the election outcomes.  

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Itubo’s most important opponents embrace Tonye Cole of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Sim Fubara of the Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP) and Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Get together (SDP).  

Profession and Schooling 

Itubo has all the time been a Labour girl. She is the present Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Rivers state chapter. She is serving her second tenure as Chairman. In her position, she has dialogued with the Rivers state authorities to demand the rights of staff within the state, minimal wage, implementation, pension and gratuity funds.  

Itubo attended the State College in Amaigbo, Port Harcourt and Methodist Ladies Excessive College (previously generally known as Authorities Ladies Secondary College, Harbour Highway) Port Harcourt. Afterwards, she obtained a Increased Nationwide Diploma (HND) in Environmental Well being on the Faculty of Well being Sciences. She additionally obtained an Superior Diploma in Well being and security from Abertay College, Dundee United Kingdom.  

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Her different academic certifications embrace Industrial Relations, Human Capital Improvement and Human Relations Administration. Earlier than she emerged because the Chairman of the NLC Rivers state council, she served as a pacesetter in varied capacities inside Rivers state, together with the next;

  • Monetary Secretary of the Skilled Affiliation of Environmental Well being Officers, Rivers State Chapter.
  • State Chairperson, Medical and Well being Staff Union, Rivers State Council.
  • Vice Chairperson, Girls Committee, Nigeria Labour Congress Rivers State Chapter  
  • Treasurer, Nigeria Labour Congress Rivers State Chapter. 

The Obedient motion context 

As a Labour candidate, Itubo has acquired the endorsement of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Get together, Peter Obi in addition to the endorsement of different get together officers just like the Nationwide Chairman, Comrade Julius Abure in addition to spokespersons within the get together. Following this, Labour Get together supporters throughout Rivers state have adopted Itubo as their most popular candidate to occupy the state authorities home.    

Noel Agbo, an artisan who lives in Port Harcourt informed Nairametrics that the obedient motion has lifted the standing of each political aspirant on the platform of the Labour Get together, so Itubo has turn into a well-liked determine amongst the listing of gubernatorial candidates.  

Rise of the underdog 

Based on Agbo, there was a current hearsay that Beatrice Itubo had stepped down for the APC candidate, Tonye Cole, which turned out to be false. He believes that Itubo is probably the most feared candidate in Rivers state due to the Labour Get together. Agbo informed Nairametrics that everybody is aware of how the Labour Get together pulled down many political strongholds in the course of the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections to win as much as 40 Nationwide Meeting seats each within the Senate and Home of Representatives.  

Nonetheless, Agbo notes that because of the regular father-to-child sample of politics in Nigeria, the PDP candidate, Sim Fubara, who’s the selection of the current governor, Nyesom Wike, is the most well-liked candidate. Fubara’s biggest rival is the APC candidate, Tonye Cole. However, Senator Magnus Abe of the SDP can also be pulling some critical weight within the state.  

Agbo additionally informed Nairametrics that after the February 25 presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections, some Rivers state indigenes and residents have adopted Tonye Cole of the APC. That is due to the alleged position of Governor Wike within the manipulation of the presidential election outcomes which led to the APC being declared because the winner of the presidential election within the state. As payback, the individuals need to vote towards Fubara who’s Wike’s selection and undertake Tonye Cole of the APC.   

Regardless of all these, Agbo maintains that Itubo is probably the most feared candidate in Rivers state not simply because she is a robust Labour chief, however the rise of the Labour Get together and the dedication of its supporters, who’ve vowed to vote for Labour Get together candidates not simply in Rivers state, however throughout Nigeria.  


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