The lawmaker representing Opobo Nkoro Constituency in the Rivers State
House of Assembly, Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri has expressed delight over
the big win recorded by the Peples Democratic Party (PDP) in the
recent State Assembly election in the state.
He said by winning all 32 State Assembly seats in the state, the PDP
had replicated same feat it performed at the 9th Assembly.
Hon. Diri while attributing the massive Assembly win to the astuteness
and leadership acumen of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said the
performance is also a testimony to the predominance of the PDP in the
“PDP is a peoples movement in Rivers State. It is the people’s party.
When we chant our song which says that Rivers is PDP and PDP is
Rivers, we are actually saying we don’t have any other party in Rivers
State other than PDP.
“Our hero, Governor Wike has done extremely well. He set the pace when
he came on board in 2015. Since then, it has always been victory for
the PDP in all elections in the state”, Diri enthused.
He expressed confidence that the consolidation and continuation of the
New Rivers Vision is an agenda that in his words, would run like
“Sir Siminalayi Fubara may not be the biggest politician in the sense
of the word, but he is extremely intelligent. He is a man with big
vision, rearing to kick the ground running.
“I believe that every Rivers man and woman would be glad to have him.
He will bring his wealth of experience as a seasoned technocrat to
bear. All he needs is the support and cooperation from Rivers people”,
Hon Diri said his optimism for the expected success of the incoming
governor is further hinged with the choice of Sim’s Deputy, Prof.
“Here we are talking of two legendary go-getters. The professor is a
woman of substance trailed by success anywhere she goes.
“From her days as a Senior Lecturer of Food Microbiology & Public
Health in UNIPORT, She rose through the ranks and just like her boss,
Sim Fubara, she also became Permanent Secretary.
“In January 2006, she was elevated to a position of a Commissioner in
the Rivers State Civil Service in the Ministry of Education where she
made some remarkable progress.
“Based on their pedigrees, I have no doubt that the incoming governor
and his Deputy will consolidate on the New Vision agenda of Governor
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, MON, GSSRS, POS (Africa) and Infrastructural Icon
of Nigeria”, Diri declared.