Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said the All Progressives Congress’s inability to conduct its national convention is sign of their failure in the 2023 general elections.
The governor said a party that cannot organise its convention should be viewed as inept in administering the country.
Governor Wike made the statement at the special grand reception organised to celebrate the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Anyanwu by Imo State PDP chapter in Owerri.
The governor stated that such inability as shown by the APC was an alleged proof for Nigerians to deny the APC any place of governance at the federal level and in any State of the federation in 2023.
“Nigerians are angry because the party (APC) at the national level is a failure. It’s a failure to the point that they are ruling Nigeria with tension. Ordinarily to sign the Electoral Act, they keep on postponing it everyday and Nigerians are tired.
“What they are doing is to postpone convention. A party that cannot hold a national convention is it a party that can rule Nigeria?
“Ordinary convention, a party in power cannot hold one. Look at how we did our own convention. That is to tell you that PDP is the party that should rule Nigeria. This is the party that will rule Imo State too.”
Governor Wike enjoined members of the PDP in Imo State not to succumb to any form of intimidation against them by any party.
He said the days of such intimidation are gone and urged them to forge a common front because there has to be a party before election is won.
Governor Wike emphasised that one of the reasons of him being at the reception was to tell them of the need for PDP to strategize and reclaim the governorship of Imo State because the sitting governor has failed already.
“The only mistake that we will make to allow the man to come back is for
us not to work together, and we will not make that mistake.
“Now, all of us must unite. If there is no party, there will be no governor. If there is no party, there will be no president.
“Let nobody fear, nobody can intimidate us. Can you be intimidated? All that time has passed when somebody that carried fourth will come first. It will never happen again.
“But if you want us to take back Imo State in the next election, all of us must work together. We are ready to support you to take back Imo State.”
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Senator Walid Jubril acknowledged the tremendous work done by the leaders of the party to ensure it waxes stronger.
Senator Jubril said members of BoT are in support of what the Governors and the National Working Committee (NWC) are doing as they galvanize all party faithful and Nigerians in the mission of rescuing the country.
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