Nobody Can Intimidate Us-Wike


The victory of the Senator Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Supreme Court last Wednesday, resonated across the country and threw Government House in Port Harcourt in a celebrative mood.
At last, a year old feud over the leadership of the PDP was laid to a final rest, as Governor Nyesom Wike and other governors who had fought for justice expressed optimism that the Party would bounce back in 2019 to take over the country’s leadership.
However, it was the South-East/South-South Governor’s meeting held at Enugu State that took the lead in the events that took place last week in Government House, Chief Nyesom Wike was-among governors from the South-South Zone that attended the inaugural regional parley aimed at finding common economic and political fronts between the two regions in Southern Nigeria.
The PDP leadership feud which was laid to rest last Wednesday, excited many stakeholders in the Party. Shortly after the judgement, Chief Wike said, “this judgment shows that there will be opposition in Nigeria”.
The governor further stated that the PDP would emerge from the crisis stronger because all stakeholders would work hard to rebuild the Party.
On arriving Port Harcourt International Airport to witness a huge reception by PDP faithfuls, Chief Wike  declared again that, “Now, we have a government and we have a Party that says that will be no opposition. If there is no opposition, there will be no democracy”.
He called on Nigerians to pray for the nation’s judiciary as to facing difficult times, threat and intimidation of judges.
Commending River PDP faithful for being steadfast during the legal fireworks, Wike added, “God has come out to rescue Rivers State and PDP. Nobody can intimate us”.
Last Thursday, Chief Wike attended the formal ceremony for the operationalisation of the 6th Division of the Nigerian Army held at Bori Camp. He and other four governors from the Niger Delta pledged support for the new Army Division. He specifically sought for an all-out war to dislodge kidnappers and cultists in Rivers State. To bolster army operations, he announced the donation of land at Omuma and donated 20 patrol vehicles to the Division.
Last Friday, the  Governor played host to the National President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba. The NLC president, who commended Chief Wike for prompt payment of salaries, also sought for improved welfare for workers. But Chief Wike assured him that his administration would do so  when once the economy improves, while urging the labour body  to close ranks and be more united.
Shortly after receiving the labour body entourage, Chief Wike attended another ceremony by the 6th Division of Nigerian Army to unveil its new leisure house and Army Chief Lodge in Port Harcourt.
Last weekend, he attended the church wedding of daughter to former President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Okey Wali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, held at St Paul’s Catherdal, Diobu.