Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that governors and leaders would do everything legally to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, retains the South-South geo-political zone.
The 2016 South-South Zonal Congress was held successfully in Port Harcourt, with Elder Emmanuel Ogidi (Delta State ) emerging as the National Vice Chairman (South-South).
He replaced Dr Cairo Ojougboh whose tenure ended on Saturday after the dissolution of the Zonal Exco.
Addressing the South-South PDP Zonal Congress in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike stressed that the governors will provide the required support to PDP members in Edo State to ensure the party wins the governorship election in September.
Governor Wike spoke on behalf of the PDP Governors of the Zone.
Those in attendance included: Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Prof Ben Ayade (Cross River), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta).
Also in attendance were: Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senate Minority Leader and Leo Ogor (Minority Leader, House of Representatives).
Wike said: “The South-South Governors will make sure that PDP retains the zone. All the governors in the zone work as a family”