(By Chris K. Amadi)-A group known as PDP Total Grass root Movement has thrown it’s weight behind Governor Nyesom Wike’s re-election in 2019. Speaking while on a visit to the office of the Governor’s Special Adviser on Political Matters and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, on Wednesday, the Rivers State Coordinator of the group, Dr. Jerry Mene, informed the Special Adviser that the organization, which has Chief Osunmor Augustus as its National chairman, was inaugurated by Prince Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja, and that it has also visited Felix Obuah, Chairman of PDP in Rivers State, who, according to him, was very supportive when the group hosted its South South Summit at the party secretariat in Port Harcourt.
Dr. Jerry Mene further explained that they were in the office of the special adviser to brief him on the workings of the group, elaborating that PDP Total Grass root Movement in Rivers State has 24 members per unit as monitors in the 4442 units across the 23 Local Government areas of the state, and that in the past three months, they have been involved in door to door campaign for Wike’s re-election in 2019.
He thanked the special adviser for giving them the opportunity to have the meeting and requested for opportunity to visit the governor, to, among other things, present an award to him as the Best Community Friendly Governor in Nigeria.
In his remarks, Barr. Emeh welcomed the PDP Total Grassroots Movement and thanked them for what they have been doing for PDP in Rivers State.
The Emohua born politician said that he is happy that the organization has a national outlook and was inaugurated by the party at the national level, and also cooperating with the Sir Felix Obuah led executive in the state.
Excited with the work of the organization for Governor Wike, Chief Emeh geclared that a vote for the governor is a vote for prosperity, for continuity and for the security of the future of Rivers State.
The special adviser assured his guests that the PDP in Rivers State is adequately prepared to win all elections in 2019, and warned that Rivers people are ready to resist any attempt by the APC to rig the forthcoming elections.
“We are happy that your organization, with a national outlook and a chapter in Rivers state appreciates the difference that Governor Wike is making to advance the course of development in the state, and working for his re-election in 2019.
“Wike is a passionate and loving politician, who is committed to the welfare of the people of Rivers state. His candidature cuts across ethnic barriers and so has eliminated the age long reverine upland dichotomy, as our people are now convinced and united in opinion, more than ever before, that only ability to perform, rather than primordial sentiments, should be the precondition for voting any body into office”, the political strategist emphasized.
In a related development, another group known as Divine Peace for Niger Delta Youth Initiative were also on a visit to the office of the Governor’ s Special Adviser on Political Matters and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, on Wednesday, to brief him on their programmes in support of Governor Wike’s re-election in 2019.
In his address, the National President of the group, Engr. Peter Angolapu and National Secretary, Christopher Ordu, described Governor Wike as a trusted and reliable leader, who has the interest of Rivers people at heart, just as the same for others who live and do business in Rivers State.
Engr. Angolapu commended the governor for all the numerous projects he has put in place for the benefit of people of Rivers State, and assured that Divine Peace for Niger Delta Youth Initiative, which has over five thousand members in the State, are ready to support the governor’s second term bid in 2019.
Responding, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters and Strategy, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, thanked the Divine Peace for Niger Delta Youth Initiative for their visit and show of love for the governor.
“I am happy to receive you today. Your decision to work for Governor Wike is not misplaced because Wike has demonstrated love and passion for the interest of our people. At the moment, we have over 50 Non Governmental Organizations galvanizing support for the re-election of the governor and at the appropriate time, we will put all of you together to start off a formal campaign for the re-election of our governor.
“Meanwhile, I will urge your members to keep their PVCs handy because it is with that you can actualize the objective of having Governor Wike continue with his good works,” he stressed.