Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, has declared that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state is peaceful.
Speaking when he played host to Chairman, Board of Trustees, BOT, of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, who led a delegation of other BOT members of the party to Government House, Port Harcourt, Amaechi recalled that PDP supporters in the state gave two million votes to President Goodluck Jonathan during the last presidential election and assured that his administration will encourage the people of the state to continue to vote for PDP during elections.
He said: “Chairman, we formally welcome you and your delegation. Now, it is the time to welcome you before my colleagues in government and my friends in the party. Like we did said to you, PDP in Rivers State is peaceful. We also have told you that we produced two million votes for the President in the 2011 presidential election.
We thank you for coming. All we are saying to you is, tell the party to please treat us well so that we can encourage our people to continue to vote for PDP. We are members of PDP and we will remain members of PDP. We wish you God’s blessings.”
Also speaking, the deputy chairman of PDP in Rivers State, Mr. Dagogo Eli Legg-Jack, who represented the party Chairman, Chief Godspower Ake, said that PDP in Rivers State was one and not divided.
“Our dear chairman, this is PDP Rivers State. You are a grandfather to the state. Rivers people are known to be one. We have not been divided, that is why, as far as PDP elections are concerned in Nigeria, we don’t disappoint the people. We thank you for your visit and hope that any wrong done to the state will be corrected by you as a grandfather.”
Among BOT members on the delegation were the PDP National Vice Chairman, Dr. Sam Jaja, Prof. Jerry Gana, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas and Chief Ebenezer Babatope.
Chief Anenih, had earlier described Amaechi as a force and one of the leaders of PDP.