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South-South sustained PDP through crisis period says Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson (I) and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio during the PDP Zonal Congress in Port Harcourt on Monday.
L-R: Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, South-South PDP Chairman, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike , Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia and Former External Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi during the PDP Zonal Congress in Port Harcourt on Monday

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) still exists today because of the investment and commitment of South-South members and leaders of the party.

He urged the PDP leades and members from other zones to extend their gratitude to  leaders and members of the PDP  from the South-South for  their commitment to the survival of the PDP.
The Governor spoke at the PDP Zonal Congress in Port Harcourt  on Monday.
He said: “If PDP leaders and members from the South-South are not committed, there wouldn’t have been PDP today.
“It is important that PDP members from other zones of the country congratulate South-South PDP members for their steadfastness at a time PDP  was in crisis “.
He urged PDP  members from the South-South to remain resolute in their support for the growth of the PDP.
He said: “We are going as a family and we will continue to work as a family.  We will not allow any external force to divide the South-South.  We will continue to be together “.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson said: “We are in very trying times . We are in opposition, facing a very fierce and ruthless government at the Federal level. This is a time  the governors need your support “.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio said for the stability  of PDP, it is  necessary for the next Chairman  to come from the South-South .
“It is important  we stabilise  the PDP. That is why we need a Chairman of PDP from the South-South “, he said.
Former External Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi said that  the PDP  cannot afford to allow the South-West  produce the chairman because it is prone  to crisis.
National Vice Chairman of PDP, South-South, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi said that the South-South  will work with other  zones to strengthen the party.
The congress attracted PDP leaders from all the six states of the zone.

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