Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working for the emergence of a National Chairman who will drive the party to electoral victory in 2019.
He said all stakeholders are building to re-position the PDP, noting that no zone has been left out in the political equation.
Speaking when he granted audience to a National Chairmanship Aspirant of the PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi at the Government House Port Harcourt on Sunday, Governor Wike also berated those calling for the micro-zoning of the National Chairmanship position . He said the position was zoned to the entire South.
He said: “No region has been left out. PDP is not in power. PDP is an opposition party. We are working for a chairman that will drive PDP and make PDP to win elections.
“The chairman is not going to share contracts to any zone for you to say a particular zone is left out. It is only when a government is formed that you talk about a zone being left out”
He said that he will join other stakeholders to ensure that PDP emerges victorious in future elections.
The governor charged PDP members to remain vigilant as APC is working round the clock to sow seeds of discord amongst party members.
He reiterated that he has no intention to vie for the position of Vice President , saying that as a first term governor he is focused on the delivery of good governance to Rivers people.
“I am a first term governor. How can I leave my state to go and vie for the post of Vice President?8”, he said.
He urged National Chairmanship Aspirants to use their campaigns to mobilise for the party.
Earlier, National Chairmanship Aspirant, Chief Raymond Dokpesi called for the creation of level playing field for all aspirants.
He said that only the best candidate should emerge to lead the PDP after the National Convention.
He solicited the support of the Rivers State Governor and Rivers delegates of the PDP to the National Convention.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
3rd December, 2017.