Wike vows PDP will oust APC from Edo state

Wike vows PDP will oust APC from Edo state

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:51 pm


Nyesom Wike at the Congress

Nyesom Wike at the Congress

Rivers  State  Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that  governors and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party would do everything  legal  to ensure  that the party retain the South-South  geo-political zone.

And in the interim, the party wants to oust the All Progressives Congress from Edo state, a part of the zone in the election coming up in September.
 
He spoke at the end of the zone’s Congress  in Port Harcourt, which saw  Elder Emmanuel Ogidi (Delta State ) emerging as the National Vice Chairman  (South-South).   Ogidi succeeds  Dr Cairo  Ojougboh  whose tenure ended on Saturday  after the dissolution  of  the  Zonal Exco.
 
Wike  stressed that the governors will provide  the required  support  to  PDP members  in Edo State  to ensure  the  party wins the governorship  election. 
 
“The South-South Governors will  make sure  that  PDP  retain the  zone. All the governors in the  zone work as a family.  We shall  give  all necessary support to our party   members in Edo State for the party to reclaim  the  state in September “.
 
The governor  said  that  the  National  Convention  of the party would hold  on May 21 in Port Harcourt.
“The PDP  Governors  and leaders of the  Zone support  the National Convention, which will hold successfully on May 21”, he said. 
 
He said those issuing press statements on the National Convention  are only struggling  to  be relevant because  they know the strength  of  the  party ahead of  the  next elections.
 
In his remarks,  Senate  Minority  Leader,  Senator Godswill Akpabio  called on INEC to  conclude the rerun  elections  in Rivers  and  other states.  He added that  South-South PDP  National Assembly  members  worked hard to ensure  that  the Calabar-Lagos rail line was included  in  the  2016 budget. 
 
In his post election  address, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi,  National Vice Chairman (South-South) pledged to work loyally  for the party. 
 

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