Rivers state governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has threatened to fight the newly elected Rivers State Peoples Democratic (PDP) Chairman, Amb Desmond Akawor if he fails to sustain dominance of the party in the state’s politics.
The stated this one Saturday during PDP State Elective Congress at the Obi Wali Cultural Centre in Port Harcourt, where Ambassador Desmond Akawor was elected state Chairman by PDP Delegates.
Wike told Mr Desmond that being a party Chairman is ‘not a simple task‘, adding that it is a ‘different ballgame and it’s not going to be easy‘.
He charged the newly elected Chairman and his wife to unite everybody, failure to do so, Wike said ‘I will personally use everything I have to fight you‘.
“Be careful, incoming chairman. No mistakes. If you mistake we will not forgive you. Make a mistake, I will personally use everything I have to fight you. You must unite everybody. Tell your wife, this is not a simple task. Now it is a different ballgame. It’s not going to be easy.”
Following Akawor’s acceptance speech on behalf of the new state executives, Wike told the new Chairman;
“You have a daunting task of improving on the Standard your predecessor, Felix Obuah has set. You must not allow the standard to drop.”
Governor Wike said when the struggle to win back Rivers State started in 2015, a decision was made to elect Bro Felix Obuah because of his pedigree.
“In 2015, against the heavy odds we had to face, we asked ourselves who could stir affairs of the party in Rivers without failure and we won’t be disappointed. Today everybody can attest to the fact that Obuah delivered outstandingly well.”
The Governor praised the outgoing Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah for his commitment to the growth of PDP and his total loyalty to the leadership in the state.
“Loyalty is not when you do eye service before people you call leaders. It is about your conduct, the results you post and those things you do at the back of the people you call leaders. If the rules permit the third tenure, I would have done all I can to let Obuah have another term.”