Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Delta and Akwa-Ibom counterparts, Ifeanyi Okowa and Udom Emmanuel, have been cleared to contest the 2019 Governorship elections, in their various states, Naija News understands.
Seeking re-election on the platform of the PDP, the three Governors were at the party’s South-South Geo-Political Zonal Office in Port Harcourt, where they appeared before the Muraina Ajibola Screening Committee.
Speaking at the screening exercise, chairman of the Screening Committee, Dr. Ajibola, lauded the three governors for their achievements, which have consolidated the presence of the party in the zone. He said that the committee worked in line with the PDP constitution and the party guidelines for the critical political exercise.
The chairman said that the South-South Zone remained the pillar of the PDP in the country, and urged PDP stakeholders to work towards sustaining the dominance of the party in the area.
Said he, “PDP has the strongest hold here in the South-South and this is why this screening is important to us. We have to maintain the hold”.
Speaking on behalf of the screened PDP governors, Governor Okowa of Delta State noted that having been successfully screened, the governorship aspirants will face their respective state congresses and, thereafter, work for the victory of the party.
According to Governor Okowa, “For three of us, we don’t have any opponents; but, there will be an affirmative congress.“We have all worked very hard for our states and we are hopeful that we will deliver our states for the PDP in 2019”.
Former Reformed All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Alhaji Buba Galidima, is one of the members of the South-South PDP Screening Committee.