***Hails Court of Appeal Ruling Against Secondus To Clear Coast For PDP Convention.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says no individual, including the ousted Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, can derail the party’s mission to rescue Nigeria.
Governor Wike stated that the attempt by Secondus to scuttle the PDP national convention makes him an enemy of the party that is resolved to end the poor leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal government.
A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor revealed that Governor Wike was speaking in Port Harcourt on Friday, October 29, 2021, in reaction to Court of Appeal dismissal of Prince Uche Secondus’ application, that sought to stop the PDP convention and his restatement as the national chairman of the party.
The Rivers Governor stated that PDP’s mission to rescue Nigeria is a commitment that will not be compromised because of the mess the APC has made of the Nigerian State, even as he pointed out that it is clear that PDP will not allow any individual or group of individuals to derail its rescue mission as captured by the theme of the convention.
“What Secondus is doing is to sabotage the efforts of Nigerians, the efforts of PDP from rescuing this country from the hand of the party that has failed the country. And it is not fair.
“This is a party that has given you everything and there’s nothing wrong in making sacrifice. Even if, assuming though not conceding, that anything was wrong, we expected that having achieved what you have achieved in your life from this party, there is nothing wrong in making sacrifice.
“If you make sacrifice for the party, you’re making sacrifice for Nigerians. If PDP is not there, which other party is ready to rescue Nigeria.”
Governor Wike clarified that the Court of Appeal did not only dismiss the application of Secondus, but it also ordered that the PDP National convention be conducted unrestrained.
“Our constitution provides that if a national chairman is removed, the deputy national chairman from that zone will immediately be the chairman or acting chairman as the case may be.
“And so, when Secondus was removed, he handed over to the acting national chairman now. So, the act has already been done, completed. So, what will the court say when someone is already acting and supervising that office.”
According to Governor Wike, the PDP convention on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2021 will be one of the best that has ever been conducted. He asserted that Nigerians are expecting PDP to come out of the convention more united.
Governor Wike said the party, particularly the PDP governors are more united because they have realised that Nigeria is in problem and only a united PDP can wrest power out of the APC.
“Nigeria is in problem and we cannot do it alone. We require everybody to work with us, collectively and see how this country can be rescued.
“Nigerians are not happy with the ruling party, the way Nigerians are being treated. Like I’ve told everybody that there is nothing better than making sacrifice for the interest of the country. PDP is the only platform, and which it is today as the only opposition party that will rescue Nigeria.”
Governor Wike noted that the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal had recently led a team of his colleague to Ondo State to woo the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusengu Mimiko into PDP.
Governor Wike informed that leadership of PDP is happy that they are going to the convention with nothing less that 95 percent consensus achieved, which is first of its kind.
According to Governor Wike, it is for everybody to understand that PDP is ready and prepared to achieve the change that will end the problem of governance in Nigeria.
Anybody who cross our way to stop this rescue of Nigeria, the person is an enemy of to this country.”