PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) OPOBO/NKORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA CAMPAIGN GRAND FINALE.
Opobo Town was agog as Opobo/Nkoro PDP winds off her election campaign ahead of the April 17, 2021, Local Government Elections.
The Campaign Grand Finale which held at Pembe School Field, Opobo Town gathered top notch Politicians, Party Leaders, Stakeholders, large number of party faithfuls and ardent supporters.
The event was spiced up with exciting cultural display from Amaala Cultural Group of Nkoro Town and Olive Cultural Group of Opobo Kingdom.
Dr. Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja, Honourable Commissioner For Water Resources And Rural Development who doubles as the Opobo/Nkoro PDP Campaign Director General, in his address welcomed the State PDP Chairman, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, ably represented by the PDP State Organizing Secretary Mr. Oflis Abang, Mr. Sunny Daniels, Secretary State Campaign Council, Party leaders and supporters.
The DG in his words said “What we are doing here is very important, we are in the season of transformation and generational change in our LGA, we are handing over the leadership of the LGA to the youths.” He concluded by assuring the State PDP Chairman that Opobo/Nkoro will remain home for the PDP.
Hon. Godwin Pepple, Opobo/Nkoro PDP Chairman, described candidates of the Party as people with high moral standards and impeccable character and afterwards presented the candidates to the party supporters.
The Chairmanship Candidate of the Party, Rt. Hon. Enyiada Clifford Cookey-Gam, appreciated the leadership of the Party for the opportunity entrusted on him to serve his people. Also, he appreciated the people of the LGA for accepting him as their candidate and for coming out en masse as a testimony that the People of Opobo/Nkoro are solidly in support of Governor Nyesom Wike’s developmental achievements in the State. Hon. Enyiada, went on to reteraite his resolve to replicate the developmental strides of the governor in the LGA and most importantly ensure that the existing peace in the LGA is sustained.
The Executive Chairman Of Opobo/Nkoro LGA, Hon. Eugene Joshua Jaja, said his delighted that he will hand over the affairs of the Council to an articulated, vibrant versatile, productive and development driven personality in the person of Enyiada Cookey-Gam which is an indication that there is hope for the LGA to move to a greater height. He appreciated the Governor for his visible projects in the state especially Opobo/Nkoro and enjoined the electorates to vote completely for the candidates of the PDP.
Hon. Sotonye Toby Fulton, former Commissioner IV, Rivers State Civil Service Commission and Coordinator Opobo/Nkoro PDP Social Media Campaign Team, while addressing the crowd said the Party has canvassed for the people’s votes and solicited their supports therefore it’s time to do their part in the building of a better Opobo/Nkoro by voting overwhelmingly for the candidates of the Party. She joined other Party leaders to pour accolades on the Governor describing him as a promise keeper.
She urged the electorates to keep to their promise and vote candidates of the Party. To this end, she pleaded on the Chairmanship Candidate to include Women of the LGA in his Human Capacity Development plans when elected into Office.
Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri, member representing Opobo/Nkoro State Constituency in the Rivers State House Of Assembly, appreciated the Campaign Team Director General Dr. Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja and members of the Team for making the event a beautiful one and equally appreciated the party faithfuls for their endless support. He stated that in the LGA, there’s no other alternative than the PDP, noting that PDP has brought developments to the State and LGA.
Hon. Adolphus Orubienimigha, Alternate Campaign Chairman reteraited that Opobo/Nkoro is PDP. He said the party’s Chairmanship Candidate privately disclosed to him that if elected, his administration will site projects in the 11 Wards of the LGA. Going further, he said he is optimistic that Hon. Enyiada Clifford Cookey-Gam will perform excellently when elected into Office.
Elder Clapton Ogolo, former Commissioner For Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, recounted the good deeds of the Governor to the people of the LGA and that Opobo/Nkoro will continue to support him tirelessly. He called on the people to give their total support to the Chairmanship Candidate of the party.
Hon. Awaji-Inombek D. Abiante, member representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber while receiving the defectors on behalf of the Party Excos said the large crowd at the campaign venue shows that there is no room for the APC in Opobo/Nkoro LGA. He maintned the APC has brought hardship and made life unbearable for Nigerians, hence it is not ideal for one to remain in such Party. He called on the remaining few members in the APC to take the bold step and return home from the moribund Party.
Amaopu-Senibo Patrick Alapuberesika, former Vice Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro LGA, an astute Politician and the engine room of the APC in Nkoro Town speaking after his formal defection to the PDP, said he left the dying APC and has returned home with thousands of his supporters from the three (3) Wards in Nkoro Town under the aegis of the “Almagamated Front Of Nkoro Town” , the Chairmanship Candidate and all Councillorship Candidates of the APC to the PDP to help build the party.
Mr. Oflis Abang, State PDP Organizing Secretary who represented the State PDP Chairman, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, praised the good people of Opobo/Nkoro for their hospitality and peaceful disposition. He said it is very clear that there is no other Party in Opobo/Nkoro and that he will take the message to the Governor and the State Chairman. He however, encouraged the people not to be deceived or distracted by the endless lies from the leadership of the APC at the state level.
Hon. Godwin Pepple in his vote of thanks appreciated the State Party Excos and LGA party leaders for gracing the event, he also thanked party faithfuls for turning out en masse.
The colourful event which witnessed celebration moments and beautiful dance steps from the various Wards of the LGA reached a successful climax with a closing prayer by Mrs. Faithben Athanasius, PDP State Deputy Woman Leader.
MEDIA CAMPAIGN TEAM.