(By Iheanyi Ezinwo) – The immediate past Special Adviser to Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Political Affairs and Strategy, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, has commended the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike , for laying a solid foundation and setting the structure for the smooth conduct of the just concluded ward and local government congresses.
Speaking at the local government congress held at Emohua on Wednesday, 19 March, Chief Emeh, who has been part of the politics of Rivers state in the past 38 years also commended the returning officer, Hon. Enemi George, for the dexterity he displayed in the conduct of the congress, resulting in the best outcome.
The called on party faithful to continue to remain loyal, advising those who emerged victorious to take their various responsibilities seriously to move the party forward. He described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a catalyst and compass that will direct both politics and governance in Rivers state now and in the future.
The strategist in politics and governance also commended Br. Felix Obuah for providing good leadership which saw the PDP winning all the elections in the state.
Also speaking , Chief Sergeant Awuse, who is also popularly known as the bulldozer of Rivers politics, thanked delegates for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves and promised that Governor Wike, who has provided good leadership, will not forget them.
Earlier in his speech, chairman of the council, Chief Tom Aliezi, had welcomed the delegates to the venue of the congress, assuring them that, with the foundation laid by Governor Wike, the congress will come out the best in the country.
In his own remarks at the occasion, the returning officer, Hon. Enemi George commended the people of Emohua for their peaceful conduct. He said that if he were to give award, he will recommend the Emohua PDP as the best behaved local government in this congress. He further commended the leadership of the party in the state for their guidance and support.
In his vote of thanks, the Commissioner for Housing, Elder Chinedu Tasie, thanked both the delegates and the returning officer as well as the party for displaying unparallel maturity at the congress. He also advised the winners to carry the losers along in the spirit of sportsmanship.
Among the party leaders that graced the occasion were Chief Paul Wonodi, Hon. Azubuike Odum, Chief Ken Etekochay, Surveyor Sam Agwor, Hon. Emma Wonodi, Hon. Levi Orji, outgoing chairman of the PDP in Emohua local government area; Chief Power Nwoka, Chief Emmanuel Worukwo, and others.
The congress was witnessed by the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies in the area.