Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Friday, October 5, in Port Harcourt assured all delegates of a memorable stay in Rivers during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention billed for October 6 through October 7.
He gave the assurance in a statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media.
He said: “The good people of Rivers state are most delighted and honoured to play host to the distinguished National Delegates of our great party.
“As we elect our Presidential flag bearer this weekend and collectively work towards rescuing our nation from the brink of collapse.
“As we gather for this all-important national convention, I assure all delegates of our great party of their security before, during and after the convention.
“Working with the security agencies and other stakeholders we will ensure that your stay in Port Harcourt is memorable.’’
The Governor who described Rivers as the treasure base of the nation also welcomed all delegates, journalists, observers and other visitors to Rivers.
“While you are here, enjoy the peace, love, cuisine, heritage and hospitality of Rivers State and her people.
“I pray for journey mercies as you return to your respective destinations. I welcome you.’’
No fewer than 13 aspirants are jostling for the party’s Presidential ticket at the Convention billed for the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The aspirants are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senator Bukola Saraki; Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; Governor Aminu Tambuwal; Ahmed Makarfi; and Jonah Jang.
Others are Senator David Mark; Sule Lamido; Atahiru Bafarawa; Tanimu Turaki; Datti Baba-Ahmed; and Stanley Osifo.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairman of the national convention planning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ifeanyi Okowa expressed joy that everything has been put in place for a credible process to be delivered.
Addressing journalists at the venue for the convention - Adokiye Amasiemeka stadium, Port Harcourt on Friday, October 5, Senator Okowa who is also the governor of Delta state, observed that members of the main organising committee and those of sub-committees have been working round the clock to ensure that no stone was left unturned for a credible and acceptable process to be delivered.
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