Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:51 am
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the 2016 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party will serve as a springboard for the revival of the party and recovery of power at the Federal level in 2019.
The Chairman of the 2016 PDP National Convention Committee emphasised that the convention will also set the party in motion to win more states during the 2019 elections.
Speaking during the inaugural meeting of the committee at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike said the committee will also help in instilling confidence in the members of the party that the party remains strong and viable.
“One thing that is important is that this committee will revive our party. This committee will also allay the fears of our members over the rumours they hear.
“It is important for us to rebuild PDP to be a stronger party. PDP is our home in Rivers State. This is the only party we know here. This is the only party other members know across the states.”
He urged members of the committee to work as a team to ensure the success of the 2016 convention. He assured of a peaceful hitch free convention.
“We are now in the opposition. Our interest should be on how to rebuild the party and take it back to power at the centre in 2019”, he said.
Speaking on the security situation in the state, Governor Wike said that the state is peaceful despite the propaganda being sponsored by the opposition APC.
Prominent PDP members at the inaugural meeting were Wike (Rivers)– Chairman ,Gov. Darius Ishiaku(Taraba) – Deputy Chairman, Gov. Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ahmed Gulak, Senator Sam Egwu, Muazu Babangida Aliyu , Mr .Celestine Omehia, Senator Abdulkadir Bala Mohammed and Leo Ogor.
Others are: Chief Sergeant Awuse , Dr. T.W. Danagogo ,Senator Lee Maeba Emeka Ihedioha ,Chief Dan Orbih, Gogo Bright Tamuno and Dr. Umar Ardo.