Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a better option to take over the mantle of leadership come 2023, noting that the party is strong, firm in its resolve to change the country’s fortune. The governor, who made the assertion yesterday at a special reception to formally receive into PDP fold the former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche at Government House, Port Harcourt, said that the PDP remains a household name and most trusted to savage the country.
He said: “You’re welcome (Nwuche) to where God belongs to; the property that God owns. “This property called PDP is owned by God and that is why it is the only household organisation you can find in this country. “No matter what happens PDP is still very strong, very firm and very willing to change the fortune of this country.” Wike described Nwuche as a democrat, who has a reckonable name and can add value to the PDP and not become a liability, adding that PDP woos persons, who can contribute to the party, work for the welfare of the members and speak for their people.
He therefore urged members of the party to dismiss fear that they will be displaced by Nwuche in the scheme of things in the party. “Today is another wonderful day in our political history as one of those who has made democracy to be strong, those who contributed to what democracy is supposed to be. “Let everyone understand that here we are not in contention with anybody. We don’t have the complexity to begin to say that people should not come back. “People should not say that because Chibudom has come back what I’m supposed to get, I will not get. “He has come to add to our number. The more the merrier.” Rivers State Chairman of PDP, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, in presenting Rt. Hon. Chibudom to Governor Wike, also gave him a party membership card and paraphernalia.