Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that he will always work for the stability and growth of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because Nigerians are yearning for the party to restore the welfare of the citizenry.
“I will never do anything that will bring down the PDP. I will continue to work for the party to meet the expectations of Nigerians. Nigerians are waiting for the PDP to rise and salvage them. My advice to the new National Working committee is that you should endeavour not to fail Nigerians. Don’t compromise, no matter the bait,” Wike said.
The Governor stated this on Wednesday night during a Special Birthday Service and Dinner in his honour.
The Birthday Service in honour of the Rivers State Governor was held at the Nyesom-Wike Family Chapel. Gospel artistes and choirs performed to the Glory of God, while Venerable Richard Okpara who conducted the service prayed for the family of the Rivers State Governor.
Wike, who noted that he is strong politically because of the nature of solid support that he has received from the leaders of Rivers State from across all ethnic divides, also added that such support has made it impossible for the rampaging APC Federal Government to derail the process of development and rebirth taking place in the state.
“I will continue to work for the people of Rivers State and Nigeria because my survival and longevity are deposited in the hands of God. God has protected me over the years, despite the challenges I have faced. Every additional year is a blessing from God and a call to greater service,” he said.
Governor Wike further stressed that he will always stand for what is right because God has been kind to him and his family.
People should be firm and truthful at all times. I don’t abandon my friends no matter the situation. If you take a bullet for me, I will take a bullet for you,” he said.
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku during his remark at the dinner, stated that Governor Wike has done well for Rivers State and Nigeria, hence he should be celebrated and that the contributions of the Rivers State Governor were significant to the revival of the PDP.
Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, described Governor Wike as a manifestation of courage and a hope for the down trodden.
“Our association with him has yielded positive results for the country as we will continue to stand for the ordinary people,” Fayose said.
While Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio added that the people of Rivers State have every reason to thank God for the gift of Governor Wike, who has remained focused in service delivery despite the distractions.
Also speaking, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said Governor Wike is a miracle governor that has remained focused in the service of his people and the protection of democracy.