By Muhammed Saheed
Rivers state members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council have said they were not deterred by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
Dr. Abiye Sekibo, the director-general of the campaign council in the state and former minister of transport, made this declaration in Port Harcourt, during a meeting with the Atiku Democratic Movement and Concerned Ogoni PDP Elders’ Council.
He stated that their support for the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar remains absolute despite the harassment and threat of arrest and Executive Orders of the governor.
“We shall not worship the gold image that Nebuchadnezzar has set up in Babylon, we are the Shedrack, Meshach, and Abednego of this time.
“He has set up a monument of gold which is money and he has asked the people to worship him, to do whatever he says. Shedrack, Meshach, and Abednego said that the image you have set up, we will not worship it.
“That is where the Atiku group in Rivers State stands. They can tear Atiku posters, bring out decrees but we stand with the truth,” he noted.
Again, Sir Celestine Omehia, a member of the council, said the internal crisis that rocked the party has been put to rest as they have moved on.
“In every family, there must be misunderstanding, and coming together after the misunderstanding is what matters.
“We have moved on and the crisis is no more to be talked about. What we are looking at right now is how to win elections and every person will benefit thereafter and there will be no discrimination.
“So, whether any member of the family supports us or not, thereafter we will all benefit because the remedy is for the interest of Nigeria as a whole and the image of the country outside here,” Omehia concluded.