Speaking at Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday night while on a solidarity to governor Nyesom Wike, Chairman of the forum, Dr Sule Lamido hailed the governor for his fight against anti democratic forces in the country.
Dr Lamido who led representatives of the body on the visit assured that they were with governor Wike, stressing that the visit was to reteirate their support for him in his fight against anti democracy.
Those who came were Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Jigawa State Governor, Dr Sule Lamido, Former Minister of Education and Former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Former Minister of Youth Development and Former Adamawa State Governor, Mr Boni Haruna, Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, Former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, Former Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada and Former Minister, Ambassador Musa Kazaure.
Lamido, who was also a former governor of Jigawa state, said they were impressed with the success record of governor Wike, adding that he should remain a strong pillar for democracy in the country.
While also urging governors of PDP in the country to ensure the party does not die Lamido said they should build it into a virile structure.
His words “We are with you in your travails. We support you all the way. We know that you are under siege by anti-democratic forces.
No matter the tyranny of the oppressor, the voice of the people must be heard. That was the case of Rivers State during the Rivers Rerun Elections
Nigerians are looking on to the PDP for salvation and emancipation from the APC. Our governors must stand together to be our rallying point”.
Governor Wike in his response said the crisis in the party would soon be a thing of the past, adding that Rivers state will continue to remain a strong hold of the PDP.
“We will continue to stand firm and defend democracy. For us, we have made up our mind. Our family is PDP.
We are prepared to pay the price. We are determined to work for the PDP at all times.
Don’t have sleepless nights. The PDP will remain strong in Rivers State. We will continue the struggle against anti-people forces and we shall continue to win”, he said.