Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis is a victory for democracy, as the nation will now have a viable opposition.
Speaking after the Supreme Court judgment in Abuja, yesterday, Wike said: “This judgment shows that there will be opposition in Nigeria.
“I am very happy. Rivers people are very happy because we have no other party aside the PDP.”
The governor said the PDP will emerge from the crisis stronger because all stakeholders will work hard to rebuild the party.
He urged Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his supporters to keep their word and work with other stakeholders in the interest of the party.
The governor said former PDP chairman called him last week to assure him that he will respect whatever decision reached by the Supreme Court.
“I urge them to keep their words. All of us will work together to re-position the party. The party will go back to the drawing board to move ahead, “ the governor said.
He added: “I don’t see any reason Sheriff will not be a part of the party. He spoke to me last week that whatever the situation, he will remain in the party.”
He said at the end of the day, it is expected that the Caretaker Committee Chairman of PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, will meet with stakeholders to plan the timetable for a national convention.
Governor Wike congratulated members of the party for their victory at the Supreme Court, urging them to build bridges of friendship to further strengthen the party.