FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party will become solid after its national convention on December 9.
Jonathan expressed the optimism in an interview with newsmen after his visit to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in Port Harcourt, on Sunday.
He said that he was hopeful that by Saturday the PDP would elect its new set of national officials
The former President said, “God willing, we will go through the convention and the party will become solid. Now, we have the National Caretaker Committee and when you are a caretaker you are not as strong as an elected chairman.
“You know the party just went through challenges, luckily we passed the challenges through the pronouncement of the Supreme Court.
“Now we want to formerly elect the national officials of the party that will lead us to the 2019 elections.”
Jonathan said he was not in Port Harcourt for any meeting but to appreciate the support Wike gave him during the burial of his brother- in-law.
Asked of his assessment of the two-and-half years of Wike administration, Jonathan described him as one of the best governors.
“He is one of the best governors in terms of commitment and putting structures on the ground. I have always said that for you to say you are doing well as a governor you must add value to whatever you met on the ground.
“He met certain structures and he improved on them. He has build roads and other infrastructure.
“He even invited me to inaugurate one of the roads and bridges during the state’s anniversary. That is why people call him Mr. Project.”
Jonathan commended the good work of the media, their objective reportage and sensitisation of the public. – Punch
– Dec. 4, 2017 @ 11:21 GMT