Rivers state governor, Nyeso Wike, and his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayodele Fayose who were in Anambra state to conduct the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates congress for this Saturday’s governorship primary have told the party faithful in the state to work hard to demystify the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming election.
Wike, while addressing party supporters of different aspirants at the party’s secretariat at the Udoka Housing Estate, Awka, said if PDP in Rivers state was able to defeat APC with all the ruling party’s political heavy weights, it is possible for PDP to do same in Anambra state.
He said Anambra state has no strong APC base like Rivers state and therefore demystifying its invincibility was possible, but stated that they must work had and be united.
He assured that the result of the delegate’s congress would be transparent, saying that nobody can compromise him with money or any material thing.
Wike said he came from Rivers state with all the things he needed, including water and even wine, saying that any aspirant who is thinking of compromising him would be dreaming.
The Rivers state governor charged the aspirants and their supporters to move to their respective wards and demonstrate their popularity as they will not work for the emergence of any particular candidate.
In his speech, Fayose said that PDP has suffered a lot and needed to be put in sound footing, stressing that only transparent delegate congress that reflects the wishes of the people can engender confidence among the members.
He assured them that nobody can hijack the process of electing the ttue representatives of the party members for the primary coming Saturday, stating that nobody can induce him with money or any material thing to do his/her bidding.
Fayose asked them to be united and work hard to ensure the success of the party in the coming election.
About six aspirants were cleared to contest the party primary. They include Prince John Emeka, Oseloka Obaze, Ifeanyi Ubah, and Dr. Alex Obiogbolu among others.
Those who emerged from the yesterday’s congress would on Saturday elect the party’s flag-bearer in the November 18, 2017 governorship election. The result of the three-man delegates from each ward in the state are expected to have emerged last night.
Alphonsus Nweze, Awka