When a child snaps up an animal through a trap, he looks down on the meat, but if he chased it around the forest, he would look at the meat in awe. The PDP family in Rivers may have fought their hardest battle for victory in the history of the state. Now, the party is looking at victory in another lens.
The Rivers State PDP Campaign Council has expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for using the people of Rivers State to support and work for the success of the Governor-elect and Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike during the just concluded general elections in the state .
The Director of information and Communications of the State PDP Campaign Council Barr Emma Okah in a thank you message to the people of the state said through their resilience, prayers and steadfast support, they were able to overcome antidemocratic forces against the state.
Mr Okah, who is also the Commissioner for Information and Communications, expressed happiness to the Churches, traditional rulers and leaders of thought, women, youth groups, etc within and outside the state for their relentless prayers and support which culminated in the overwhelming victory of Gov Wike.
He also underscored the critical roles played by the security agencies particularly patriotic officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, the DSS and NSCDF for ensuring that the collation exercise was hitch free and INEC for their commitment to concluding the collation exercise in the state despite threats of violence.
Mr Okah equally lauded local and international observers and the media for being professional in the due discharge of their assignments.
While praying God to bless every one of them, the state PDP campaign council commiserated with families of those who lost their lives during the elections, assuring that their killers will not go unpunished, and the state government will not forget the supreme sacrifices they paid while defending democracy in the state.
He noted that the lessons learnt from the ugly incidents of the elections should serve as a national compass in the genuine pursuit of electoral integrity, urging the people of Rivers State to rededicate themselves to loving one another and look forward with hope and optimism that we can collectively build a better and more progressive state which every stakeholder will be proud of, irrespective of political differences and other dichotomies.
He assured the people of the State to expect excellent times ahead in terms of credible leadership, provision of infrastructure and development of the state, promising that the second term of the Gov Wike administration will be far better than the good times of the first tenure.