Mr. Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is committed to providing better governance in order to change Nigeria’s fortunes ahead of the 2023 general elections.
At a reception to formally welcome former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, into the PDP fold at Government House in Port Harcourt yesterday, he made the statement.
Governor Wike stated that, as a PDP-controlled state government, his administration has touched every aspect of Rivers State and provided the people with the best good governance that money can buy.
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PDP, he claims, has remained a household name and most trusted to savage the country because of what it has continued to do in terms of responding to the needs of Nigerians.
“Welcome to God’s domain (Nwuche).” It is God’s property. “No matter what happens, PDP remains very strong, very firm, and very willing to change the fortunes of this country.”
Chibudom Nwuche, according to Governor Wike, is a democrat with a recognizable name who can add value to the PDP while also not becoming a liability.
PDP woos people who can contribute to the party, work for the welfare of members, and speak up for their people, according to Governor Wike.
As a result, he urged party members to let go of their fears that Nwuche would usurp their position in the party.
Governor Wike insisted that more people should join the party because there is enough room for everyone and no one will be denied what is rightfully theirs.
“Today is yet another wonderful day in our political history, as one of those who has contributed to the strength of democracy, as one of those who has made democracy what it is supposed to be.”
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“Let everyone know that we are not at odds with anyone here.” We lack the sophistication to even suggest that people should not return. People should not claim that because Chibudom has returned, I will not receive what I am entitled to. He’s come to add to the number of people in our group. “It’s better if there’s a lot of it.”
Governor Wike went on to say that the opposition factions in Rivers State’s All Progressives Congress should be more concerned about whether his administration is performing or has been untruthful to the people of the state.
Chibudom Nwuche, on the other hand, explained that he made mistakes in his decision to leave the PDP because he was angry at the time.
He took a sabbatical, according to him, but has since returned to where he discovered people-oriented leadership.
He claimed that in the last six years, Governor Wike has transformed Rivers State and transformed Port Harcourt into a modern city with cutting-edge infrastructure.
“They can’t deny one fact, no matter how much they despise you: you’ve worked so hard, and you’ve put your heart in this state.”