New executive council of the Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by Amb. Desmond Akawor, sworn in on Wednesday, has been charged to work for the overall growth and interest of the party.
Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Ikuinyi Ibani, administered the oath of office on the new executives led by Ambassador Desmond Akawor.
In his remark at the inauguration, national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, congratulated the new exco, advising them to work for the growth of the party.
Also, Governor Nyesom Wike called on the new executive to work towards consolidating the gains of the immediate past executive led by Felix Obuah.
He commended immediate past Rivers state PDP chairman, Obuah for leading to the party to victory in the state.
He said: “We had challenges at the beginning, but that executive was committed to service. Obuah has shown capacity to deliver. It will not be easy for the new executive, but the new executive must start to prepare the party for the challenges ahead.
“Work hard to surpass the records of the past executive. Working together is key, unity is key”, Wike said.
Speaking further, the governor said that the Rivers state government will never condone criminality or any attempt to violate the law.
He added that from information from the state health commissioner, the state is likely to have more cases, mostly oil workers.
Chairman of the new exco, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, thanked the leadership and members of the party for giving him the opportunity to serve. He said God used Governor Wike to rebuild a new Rivers and lauded the resilience of PDP in weathering the storm.
Immediate past PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, said that the executive committee under his leadership led the party to victory since 2015, promising that the outgoing executive will continue to work for the party to ensure future victory.