The Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would embark on reconciliation after the Supreme Court judgment that sacked Ali Modu Sheriff and returned Ahmed Makarfi as the national chairman of the party. He said that in doing that, however, the PDP would be vigilant.
Speaking during an inter-denominational special thanksgiving service for the PDP Supreme Court victory at the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Governor Wike said: “While we are reconciling, we must be vigilant. Nobody will take me unawares. Satan will never sleep. Satan will always find ways to cause havoc. Sheriff is an agent of the APC. Woe betides any person who is a mole of the deadly party.”
The governor said that Nigerians received the Supreme Court Judgment with joy because the future of Nigeria, he said, rested with the PDP.
Governor expressed gratitude to God for giving PDP leaders the wisdom to identify that with the emergence of Sheriff the Party was headed for doom and had to retrace its steps.
He alleged that the ruling APC, after winning elections, had resorted to excuses and blame game instead of fulfilling the promises they made to Nigerians.
“Two years after the mandate, what is the situation? Excuses and blames without delivery. Look at how individuals took it upon themselves to destroy the party that gave them life. PDP is the only party that is a household name in Nigeria. There is no unit in the country without a member of the PDP,” he stated.
The governor said that going forward Rivers state must get return on her contributions to the PDP saying, “As we help you, you help us. If you don’t help us, we won’t help you. All of us must rise from our unit, ward and local government area to mobilise people.”
The governor canvassed total loyalty to the PDP, adding that the party was supreme. According to him, in reconstituting the State Executive Council, only very loyal and committed former commissioners would be re-appointed.
“God saved PDP because of Rivers State. We don’t have plan B. Every other state had plan B. Our enemies will be put to shame from time to time. Rivers State is the strongest PDP State,” he said.
The thanksgiving service attracted PDP leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state and intercessory prayers were said for Nigeria, Rivers State, Governor Wike and the stability of the PDP.