PDP Members Must Sacrifice For The Success Of The Party Says Governor Wike

PDP Members Must Sacrifice For The Success Of The Party Says Governor Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that anyone who loves the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  will make sacrifices for  the  sustenance  of the party after the loss it suffered  during  the  2015 general elections. 

The governor  stressed that only party members  with hidden agenda would work  towards  creating disquiet  in the party as committed members  struggle  to  re-position it.

Addressing  the  National Convention Planning  Committee meeting  of the party at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday night,  Governor  Wike  said majority  of  the  so-called  founding  members  holding press conferences  could not  travel  to  their constituencies  to campaign  for  the  PDP, despite being adequately  mobilised as recent events have shown.

The meeting  had in attendance  Ebonyi  State Governor,  David Umahi, Former Ebonyi State Governor, Senator Sam Egwu,  Former Niger State Governor,  Muazu Babangida Aliyu,  Former Speaker of the House of  Representatives,  Emeka Ihedioha,  Former Deputy Speaker  of the House of Representatives,  Austin Opara,  Former Rivers State Governor, Celestine Omehia and Former Minister of  Women Affairs ,  Josephine  Anenih amongst other PDP leaders from the  six geo-political zones. Also  in attendance  were members  of  National Assembly.

He said: “Anybody  who  loves this party, knows that  this is  the  time to make sacrifices.  We are rebuilding  this party and we need to work together in unity to succeed.

“It is important  that we work as a team as that is the only way for us to achieve set goals. Only those with hidden agenda,  will work against  the  party.

“For us in this geo-political  zone, we have no other political  party to run to, otherwise we will  considered a conquered  people.  That is  why  we work  hard to ensure that  the  party is sustained “.

Speaking  further, Governor Wike said : “When you  give  conditions  to the party,  it means you have something  on your mind. These are people who could not go home to campaign  for  the  party during  the  last elections.  They remained in Abuja. Now, they are issuing  threats “.

The  governor  urged members  of  the  party to remain  focused  and  work towards  a successful and  hitch-free convention.

The National Convention Planning Committee will meet  again  on Sunday  to conclude  plans for  the  event.