PDP BoT endorses national convention, lauds Wike

THE Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared  its  support for the conduct  of the national convention in Port Harcourt,  today.

This is as the chairman of the national convention planning committee and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike,  assured  leaders of the PDP  that he would continue  to  work  for the survival  of  the party.

Speaking  during a solidarity  visit on Governor  Wike  at the Government House,  Port Harcourt, on Tuesday,  chairman of the BoT,  Senator Wali Jubrin, said board members  ,at their pre-convention, endorsed the contributions  of  the  governor  to re-position  the party.

The BOT, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Wike on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, stated that the appointment of Wike as the chairman of the convention planning committee was commendable, as it had helped to set up a worthwhile convention.

Senator Jubrin said all the leaders of the PDP were in Rivers State for the convention.

Responding, Governor Wike said members of the PDP must make sacrifices  to ensure  that  the  party moved forward.

At a press conference, Governor Wike  said   Nigerians had realised that their hope was in PDP.

He explained  that  all the organs of the PDP, including the national caretaker committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi had been around for the convention.

He told journalists  that  the convention would proceed because of the judgment of Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.

Wike said the order of Abuja court was interlocutory and inferior to that of Port Harcourt court.