‘2023 Will Tell A Story; It’ll Be Operation Deliver Your State’, Wike Mockingly Tells PDP Members

‘2023 Will Tell A Story; It’ll Be Operation Deliver Your State’, Wike Mockingly Tells PDP Members

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has thrown a big challenge to the topnotch of the party particularly those from northern states to ensure that they deliver the PDP in 2023.

This is coming as the main opposition political party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), is bedeviled with lingering crisis.

Wike made a particular reference to the former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, and enjoined him to do all within his power to ensure that PDP wins all elections in his State.

According to him, it was better for Makarfi, who is a former national acting chairman of the PDP, to focus on the forth coming 2023 general election and how he will ensure victory for the PDP in Kaduna State, instead of joining to say uncanny things about him.

Wike gave the advice on Tuesday at the inauguration of the sand-filled area and estate layout in Ogbu-Na-Abali, Port Harcourt, which was performed by Enugu State governor , Ífeanyi Ugwuanyi.

“This morning, I was watching Channels, I saw former national acting chairman of the party, PDP, Makarfi, and he said he is very close to me. I don’t know how close he is to me.

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“Somebody who is close to me, I don’t know when last we spoke. I have never spoken to him for the past five months. So, if you’re close to somebody politically, there is no way in five months you won’t have spoken to the person is it not?

“He said, Wike, you’re sabotaging other people. I don’t know who says the other people have not. What I want to advise Makarfi is, look, you have a job, make sure PDP wins in Kaduna State. That is your job, leave Wike alone.

“Take it upon yourself that Kaduna falls to PDP. I don’t want to hear excuses that they rigged election or they didn’t rig election. That is what I’ve told everybody. In Kano, make sure PDP wins. In Niger, make PDP wins, in Jigawa, make sure PDP wins. If you win, then see whether PDP wins here or not. It’s operation deliver your State. Don’t use anybody’s state to add up.”

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Wike also urged some Rivers politicians who delight in joining the company of politicians of other States to receive their defectors into PDP to return home and work to increase the numerical strength of the party in Rivers State. According to him, the best way to show capacity to deliver votes for the party will be to deliver votes from the polling units, wards and the State.

“It’s not to go to Abuja and begin to gossip, say all kinds of things. Come home and mobilise, let us see the capacity you have. It’s operation deliver your poling units, operation deliver your ward, operation deliver your local government. That is what politics is all about.”

On the project, Wike said his administration has created a new city within the State capital out of a swampy mangrove that once was a hideout for criminals and kidnappers.

Wike recalled that even if the people of Ogbu-Na-Abali fought against the project and one of them dragged the government to court, but they are now happy with how the place has been transformed.

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“We have created a new city where people will live, provided them with water, electricity, sewage, everything. This place can take at least, not less than 160 families if allocated.”

Performing the inauguration of the project, Governor Ífeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State expressed delight to be invited for the third time to inaugurate project provided by Governor Wike for Rivers people.

The Enugu State governor described Governor Wike as an  intense leader who leads from the front,  famed for his legendary knack for project execution, and unrelenting crusade for the fundamental liberties as well as the economic interest of the people of Rivers State.

“Wike’s administration has done well and is worthy of our commendation. I therefore avail myself this opportunity to salute a standard-bearer in project delivery; a passionate promoter of the tenets of our Constitutional Democracy”, Enugu State stated.

Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.

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