The member representing Warri Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Daniel Reyenieju has urged members of the People’s Democratic Party in the state to be united more than ever so as to ensure that Governor Okowa’s second term bid is achieved for the collective interests of all Deltans.
Reyenieju, made this disclosure yesterday in Warri, when a political pressure group the Benin River Forum paid him a solidarity visit.
According to the lawmaker, “even though the electorates in the Niger Delta region particularly in Delta State have since the inception of the present democratic arrangement espoused and allied with the People’s Democratic Party, such strong and advantageous position must not be taken for granted; as such all our individual political ambitions for electoral contests in the forthcoming general election should for now be tempered for collective unity strictly for ensuring that our party, the PDP remain in Government House, Asaba come May, 2019”.
“The desire to win the next gubernatorial election should of necessity take precedent over our individual’s electoral ambitions, and we must of necessity, specifically at this stage, separate our personal electoral dreams and interests from the gubernatorial one which must attract our collective interests and inputs.
“Therefore, attaching our individual electoral interests to the point of mixing same with our collective crave at this early stage of the journey towards 2019 is not only hypocritical, but constitute a fundamental mistake of extreme moral turpitude”, Reyenieju said.
He also urged them to keep the bond of unity, noting that at this stage the group should concentrate on wooing voters for PDP and Okowa come 2019, while admonishing the group to ensure that winning the forthcoming gubernatorial election should take precedent over all other individual electoral interests.
In his remark the leader of the group, Mr. Esimi Nanna thanked Hon. Reyenieju for the qualitative legislative representation he has so far displayed and urging him to seek re-election for the National Assembly in 2019.