The Governor who stated this at the weekend in Koko, headquarters of Warri North council area during the PDP local government congress, noted that the rapprochement in the party was responsible for the peaceful conduct of the congresses across the state.
He said that he was happy that party members displayed the same cooperative behavior during the ward congresses penultimate Saturday in the state, stressing “this development is an indication that our reconciliatory efforts within the PDP were working and yielding results”.
According to him, the party was determined to build internal democracy using the grassroot as starting block, adding that team-work and co-operation has enabled the party achieve success which would go a long way in ensuring a peaceful Zonal, State and National PDP congresses.
“Once we are able to get the ward and local government structure right, then we will have no problem with the Zonal, State and National congress. This will enhance governance in the country.”
He commended PDP faithful in the state for conducting a hitch-free and successful local government congress and expressed satisfaction at the peaceful and co-operative spirit displayed by members of the party.
He observed that he was impressed with the reports received from the local government councils in the state, which is a fall-out of the reconciliatory moves earlier made by the party leaders.
He commended the party leaders in Warri North Local Government Area for the smooth conduct of the exercise, describing the early arrival of the congress officials as having contributed to the success of the exercise.
The congress started with the accreditation of delegates from the ten wards of the local government after which the returning officer and PDP youth chairman in the state, Barrister Arthur Akpovwovwo briefed delegates on option A4 which required them to queue behind the candidates they want to elect.
The congress which was monitored by the lndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Electoral Officer in the area, Mr. Friday Ekhaguere and his team and 18 PDP leaders were elected to run the party affairs of the local government levels.
Present at the exercise in Koko were PDP stalwart and Commissioner for Agriculture and National Resources, Barrister Misan Ukubeyinje, two prominent women leaders- the member representing Warri North in the State Assembly, Hon. lrene lmilar and Former Commissioner in the State, Rev. Shola Williams among others.