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2015: We'll Crush APC In Rivers – Wike

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State says 'it will not take

much of its efforts to crush and override the All Progressives Congress

(APC) in the forthcoming elections in the State.
 
Addressing leaders and other Party faithful today, Friday, February 21,

2014 at the Party Secretariat in Port Harcourt during the official

Commissioning/Handing over of the first Batch of Branded Buses to the 23

LGAs in Rivers State, the leader of the Party in the State and Supervising

Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike said PDP is far ahead of the APC,

and is poised to vote out from office the 'APC monsters' in the State

currently hibernating in Government House and milking the state dry.

 
The PDP leader explained that the essence of the distribution of the

vehicles to the local government areas was strictly to ease mobility of

members and to enhance effective execution of Party activities in all the

nooks and crannies of the various LGAs. He warned against using the buses

for extraneous and senseless engagements.
 
The Minister emphasized that politics demands sacrifice and commitment,

noting that the Party has set the stage, and that all illegalities,

impunities and recklessness in governance in the State will not be allowed

to stand.
 
While charging all Party faithful to remain resolute, he commended the

gallant efforts of other leaders of the Party in the State, assuring them

that with such vigor the party will win, and the President (Goodluck

Jonathan) will return as President in 2015.
 
Also speaking, the National Deputy Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche

Secondus said it was high time the PDP in the State took their destiny in

their hands which is the government of the State, disclosing that one

major intention of the leadership of the Party for providing the buses was

to decentralize Party leadership and activities.
 
The PDP National Deputy Chairman also disclosed that the Party will soon

commence the update of membership registration nationwide, after 14 years

of initial membership documentation exercise.
 
While describing President Jonathan as a performing President, Prince

Secondus re-emphasized that PDP will not and is not ready to settle for

anything other than the gold at all levels, not silver, warning all party

members not to allow elements of the APC to infiltrate into its fold. He

also said winning elections is not about the volume of press or media

coverage and advertorials paid for as Governor Amaechi and APC are doing,

but about contacts and mobilization of the masses.

 
Earlier, the State party Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah had expressed

appreciation over the various support and corporation of other leaders of

the party, particularly the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief

Nyesom Wike, the National Deputy Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Rt. Hon.

Austin Opara and other party elders, women, youths, and members of the

Grassroots Development Initiative(GDI).
 
He assured them that the party was better positioned now to win all

forthcoming elections in the State, but appealed for the provision of a

befitting State Secretariat that can accommodate the teeming and surging

members of the party.
 
Bro Obuah disclosed that the second phase of the event shall include

distribution of more buses, motorbikes, tricycles and marine vessels

(speed boats) to all the local government areas and the various Wards in

the State for effective mobilization of party members in all the nooks and

crannies of the State.
 
The State Party Chairman also used the occasion to reiterate that the

party will not anoint any candidate in the 2015 general elections, saying

he would provide a level playing ground for all eligible aspirants,

irrespective of culture, gender or tribe.
 
He noted that as a law abiding party, the PDP will continue to play by the

rule and according to the Constitution and the Electoral Act, as it

concerns political campaigns, urging all Rivers people to sustain their

total support for the PDP and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

 
The occasion which was attended by cream of Rivers State elders and top

political leaders from across the 23 LGAs, also featured solidarity

speeches by some Party stalwarts, and commissioning of 25 buses.