BREAKING: Wike Dares Justice Abang Okon,Says PDP Won’t Obey His Court Order


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no court order stopping  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Convention  scheduled  for August 17, 2016 in Port Harcourt.

The governor  said  that the  National Convention will hold as scheduled because  the court is yet to hear the suit filed by  sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff challenging the holding of the National convention.

Addressing the  South-South Executive Committee of the PDP at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday,  Governor Wike : “The court could not have sacked Senator Makarfi because it cannot sit on appeal on the judgement of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.”

He added that there is an application to allow Senator Markafi to be joined as a party  in the suit. He said that the  suit was adjoined to August  15.

According  to  him,  the  suit challenging  the conduct of  the  National convention is yet to be entertained  by the court.

Speaking  further,  he stated that the Edo State Chapter  of  the PDP  will be supported  to win the Edo State Governorship.

“PDP in the South-South  cannot be complete until we take over Edo State.  Therefore,  I urge INEC  to  conduct  free and fair  elections  in  Edo State  and every other state where we have elections.

“I thank the party in Edo State  for doing quite well  in their campaigns.  As an opposition  party,  they have promoted the party’s  chances through committed campaigns “, he said.

On the forthcoming  National Convention,  he stated  that the leaders of the PDP  in the Southern Geo-political  zones will meet on Thursday  to determine  the zoning of positions.

The governor  further said that the PDP  will emerge stronger from the current  challenges  as Nigerians  are waiting  for  the  party to provide leadership.

In his remarks,  National Vice Chairman of PDP  ( South-South),  Bro Emma Ogidi commended Governor Wike  for using the People’s mandate to transform  Rivers State.

He said Governor Wike  is a complete party man who has helped in rebuilding the party through his engagements with party stakeholders  across the country.

The  South-South Executive Committee of the PDP also conferred an award  of  excellence  on Governor Wike. 


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