Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, comprising the State, Local Government, Ward executives and members of the State Caucus, has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his superlative performance.
The leaders of the party passed the vote of confidence on the governor at the Rivers State PDP End of Year Party for party executives in Port Harcourt.
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara moved the motion, which was seconded by Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo. The motion was unanimously adopted by the 8000 party executives in attendance .
Addressing the party leaders after the vote of confidence, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said no matter the funding of the Rivers APC by the NDDC and other federal Agencies , PDP remains the only party on ground in the state.
He said those who are hatching different plots to destabilise Rivers State would be consumed by their own plot because they are fighting God.
He said: “In trying to destabilise Rivers State, they will be consumed because they are fighting God. The PDP is on ground in Rivers State, even if you share the entire money of NDDC to Rivers APC, Rivers State will remain totally PDP.
“All their plots will never succeed. They are even plotting to attack the plane that I am flying in, but they will fail”.
The governor called on the people of the state to remain firm despite the evil machinations of the APC.
He said: “I call on you to be firm. Remain solid on ground and defend your respective units”.
The governor noted that all those plotting insecurity in the state are doing so to get more security funds from the appropriate authorities.
“We insisted on one-man, one vote. We insisted that every vote must count that is why I am being villified and harassed.
“Let me thank our people for being firm and resolute in defence of democracy. You saw guns and you insisted on defending democracy. Many of our people paid with their lives.
“All those who shot and killed our people will never know peace. Those who plotted to kill our people, will never know peace”, he said.
He assured the people of the state that with the 70percent allocated to capital projects in 2017 budget, they will witness unprecedented development.
Chairman of the day and Former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that PDP won the rerun elections because of God and the performance of Governor Wike.
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia lauded the unprecedented projects delivery of Governor Wike and his regular payment of salaries, saying he has surpassed the immediate past Governor Rotimi Amaechi who got N3trillion in eight years.
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah noted that by next year, Governor Wike would empower more women and youths.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of awards to members of the state executive committee for their roles in the development of the party.