The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, South-South, Chief Dan Obih and G5 governors will lead the launch of the party’s governorship campaign in Rivers State scheduled for Saturday.
The Director General of the PDP Campaign Council in the state, Felxi Obuah, disclosed this at a media briefing in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Obuah, who is the PDP chairman in the state, said the event would be the official launch of the party’s campaign in the Rivers State capital.
He said, “The highlight of the rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium would be the grand presentation of PDP governorship candidate Sir Siminalayi Fubara.
“The G5 governors, who are in the middle of a fight to promote inclusion, will hold a launch event.
“While in Port Harcourt, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, who is the chief host, will treat our friends, elders and leaders to a State Banquet. The banquet will take place on November 18, 2022.
“Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, G5 host and G5 leader – Wike – will grace the event.”
While applauding the G5 for remaining the soul and conscience of the PDP, Obuah said they earned the respect of Nigerians by remaining in the main opposition party.
“The determination to pursue peaceful options despite obstacles in the way endears them more to the people of Nigeria. We are delighted that these great patriots who believe in one Nigeria will be participating in activities that mark the beginning of our campaign effort in Rivers State.
“As the clock and public attention turns in the direction of Rivers State, we want to let you know that we are ready. We are ready to fight the good fight, with our sleeves rolled up and our hands on the plough.
“We are ready, as a political party, to win the 2023 government elections. We are also ready to expand the elections for the National Assembly and the State House of Assembly”, he said.