Tony John, Port Harcourt
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, has expressed optimism that with Governor Nyesom Wike as governorship candidate, the party would win the 2019 election.
Obuah stated this, on Monday, following the unanimous votes of delegates during PDP primaries held in Port Harcourt last Sunday.
He stressed that Governor Wike remains the best candidate, not only to win the 2019 governorship election for the PDP, but to restore the lost glory of Rivers State.
The Rivers State PDP boss said the delegates took into cognizance Governor Wike’s phenomenal performance in all sectors of the economy within the time frame of his three and half years in office, to vote overwhelmingly for him.
He expressed confidence that PDP would win the governorship election in the state come 2019, saying that the multiple awards-winning governor has met all the yardsticks, as far as mandate delivery is concerned.
Said he, “To tell you the degree of confidence which Rivers people have in Governor Wike, if the constitution allows for more than two tenures, I assure you that we will give all to him because he has exceeded all expectations.
“As the adage says, ‘If you thank one for the little he has done, he is likely to do more’ ”, Obuah submitted.
The PDP chairman explained that the governor would continue to receive applause, adding “Even when his first tenure is yet to elapse, Governor Wike has demystified governance, posting myriads of achievements”.
He went on, “Governor Wike has shown that prudent management of resources to achieve development is possible”.
According to him, Wike’s track records were the parameters that would guide the electorate to re-elect the governor for a second term.
Meanwhile, senatorial primaries for Rivers South East and Rivers West senatorial districts hold today (Tuesday).
Information from the Electoral Panel said that Rivers South-East senatorial district will hold primaries at Obi-Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.
Similarly, Rivers West senatorial district primaries takes place at Civic Centre Mainbowl, in the state capital.
The party warned that any delegate, who fails to come with his or her Voter’s Card will not be allowed access into the voting hall.