Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Monday, declared that there is no going back on the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on the 17th of August, 2016.
According to Wike, the national convention would hold as scheduled because the court had yet to hear the suit filed by “sacked” Senator Ali Modu Sheriff challenging the holding of the event.
The governor stated this in Port Harcourt, while addressing the South-South Executive Committee of the PDP at the Government House.
Wike said: “The court could not have sacked Senator Makarfi because it cannot sit on appeal on the judgment of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.”
The governor, who said the party will support the Edo Sate chapter, said: “The PDP in the South-South cannot be complete until we take over Edo State. Therefore, I urge INEC to conduct free and fair election 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.
Wike also disclosed that the leaders of the PDP in the Southern geopolitical zones would meet on Thursday to determine the zoning of positions.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews
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