The newly elected State officers of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be inaugurated tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
The outgoing State Chairman of the party, Bro. Felix Obuah in a statement, said the inauguration of the new State Executive members would hold at the Obi Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt at 12 noon.
Bro. Obuah said only the outgoing and newly elected State Executive members of the party are invited for the inauguration, advising those not invited to the event to steer clear of the venue.
The outgoing State PDP boss disclosed that the swearing in ceremony will be performed by the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi Owaji Ibani.
Bro. Obuah enjoined the outgoing and newly elected State Working Committee members to conduct themselves and ensure that the peace and tranquility which heralded the conduct of the party’s Ward and Local Government Congresses are sustained during the exercise tomorrow.
While congratulating the incoming State PDP Executive members, the outgoing Rivers PDP Chairman, Bro. Obuah charged all those coming for tomorrow’s inauguration to observe all necessary precautions against the spread of Covid-19 by keeping social distancing, wearing of medical face masks, washing their hands and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers all through the duration of the event.
Incumbency factor won’t work for Akeredolu, says Ondo PDP governorship aspirant
A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Erewa, has said that the “incumbency factor” will not work for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.
Erewa, who spoke with journalists in Abuja yesterday shortly after obtaining his nomination documents, said the coming election would be fought on the basis of our party’ manifesto, rather than incumbency.
He said: “I believe this time around, PDP is going to win the election. We will put everything in place and put all hands on deck. We will move to every nook and cranny in the state to sell our manifesto to the electorate. I believe they will vote for us and the PDP will win the forthcoming election in Ondo State.
“I know we are an opposition party but I have what it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give our people better lives.
“The people of Ondo State know my profile and they know the stuff I am made of. I am a technocrat. We are going to transform and industrialise the state, protect the state and its people. The least person on the street will feel the impact of our government”.
Erewa promised to focus on aviation, agriculture and tourism if elected, stressing that there would be less emphasis on white-collar jobs.
“We have an airport and it will interest you to know that once the airport is developed in conjunction with the relevant agencies, we are going to transform it into an international standard, making it possible for international flights to land and take off from there. This will bring a lot of international businesses in the state.
“It will also interest you to know that Ondo State has the largest coastal land (onshore) in the whole of West Africa. We will convert this into a tourist attraction. It will be a tourist destination point for Delta, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and other neighbouring states.
“In terms of aviation, the airport would serve Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Kwara states. If people from these states are trooping into Akure for their international trips, we are going to do a lot of human capacity development. We are also going to look into our primary education sector as well. We will bring quality education to the doorsteps of our people,” he further said.
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