Bro. Obuah, who spoke on the sidelines of the successful State Party Primary, which held yesterday at the Sharks Football Stadium, Port Harcourt, said the delegates took into cognizance, Governor Wike's phenomenal performance in all sectors of the economy within the timeframe of his three and half years in office, to vote overwhelmingly for him.
He expressed confidence that PDP will win the governorship election in the State come 2019, as according to him, the award-winning Governor has met all the yard-sticks as far as mandate delivery is concerned.
“To tell you the degree of confidence which Rivers people have in Governor Wike, if the constitution allows for more than two tenures, I assure you that we would give all to him because he has exceeded all expectations; and as the adage says: If you thank one for the little he has done, he is likely to do more”, Bro. Obuah submitted.
In his estimation, Bro. Obuah remarked that the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) is 'out of reckoning as the party is torn in crises, adding, “To make matters worse, APC does not have a credible candidate to match Wike's overwhelming popularity, acceptability and accomplishments”.
The State PDP Chairman explained that the governor would continue to receive applause, adding “Even when his first tenure is yet to elapse, Governor Wike has demystified governance, posting myriads of achievements which his predecessor and current Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi could not achieve in eight years of his administration inspite of huge monthly allocations from federation account of over N40 billion monthly”.
He went on: “Governor Wike has shown that prudent management of resources to achieve development is possible. He has made inroads in the judiciary building state-of-the-arts High Courts, Industrial Courts, Judges' Quarters and a befitting Secretariat for the Nigerian Bar Association, among others”.
Bro. Obuah also lauded the fine network of durable roads and other robust infrastructural projects which dot the nooks and crannies of the State, stressing that these are the parameters that would guide the electorate to re-elect Governor Wike for a second term.