Ex-PDP Councillors Endorse Wike


The success of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) non-elective convention penultimate Saturday reverberated in Government House with Governor NyesomWike leading top party stalwarts to Abuja. The party ratified the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s Caretaker Committee and thereafter extended its tenure by three months for a final convention in December 2019.
Returning to the State after the Abuja Convention, Chief Wike played host to the National Executive Council of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) in Government House.
The Rivers State Governor during the visit underscored the need for science and technology education in the country. He said, “Nigeria cannot develop unless the nation invests in the teaching of science and mathematics at all levels.”
He also used the visit to call for better governance in the country as he reasoned that the recent clamour for restructuring was as a result of bad governance, lack of equity and fairness.
Later on the same Tuesday, Chief Wike took time off to inspect ongoing projects in the state. Among projects visited were the ongoing reconstruction of Court of Appeal, Akpajo/Elelenwo road, the remodelled State Produce House, the National Industrial Court Complex and Woji/Akpajo Link road.
Last Wednesday, the governor played host to thousands of ex-PDP Councillors on a solidarity visit. Chairman of the body, Mr. Love-God Nweze declared that members of the forum were satisfied with Governor Wike projects and achievements so far in the state. He said, “we commend the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike for the execution of people-oriented projects across the state.”
Also within the week, the deputy governor commended the security agencies in the state for their efforts at curbing security threats in the state. Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo spoke through her Special Assistant on Security, Elder Emmanuel Ibama during a security meeting between the Joint Task Force (JTF) commander and the Chairmen of Caretaker Committees of Ahoada East, Ahoada West and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas.
Last Friday, the governor through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu announced the dissolution of Panel to Review Classification of Chieftaincy Stools. In the statement, the governor urged the chairman and members of the committee to hand over all documents in their possession to the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
Also in a statement last Friday, the governor announced the reinstatement of suspended Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Ogu Bolo and Gokana Local Government Areas. The CTC Chairmen were directed to resume immediately.
The Chief of Staff to Governor Wike, Engr. Emeka Woke, led PDP stakeholders in Emohua Local Government Area on a condolence visit to the family of late Bright Ikonwa, a former CTC Chairman of Emohua LGA.
Woke said the PDP in Emohua had lost one of its pillars and assured the family of the party’s support. Earlier, Chief Emmanuel Wonodi described late Ikonwa as a trusted party faithful and assured the family that the party will stand with them in this period of pain.