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Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

2015: Wike Lobbies Ex-Warlord, Sobomabo’s Support for Jonathan

Ambassador Gen Sobomabo Jackrick making a remark while the supervisory Min of Education Chief Nyesom Wike listens

LAGOS APRIL 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)-In furtherance of wide consultations geared towards giving additional thrust to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s re- election bid for a second term, Supervisory Minister of Education,Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike made a crucial visit to ex- warlord, founder/leader of the Kengema Unity Forum, KUF, Amb. Sobomabo Jackrich,Egberipapa,General Sobomabo Jackrich (a.k.a Egberipapa) at his palatial Usokun residence in Degema Local government Area of Rivers state.
During the visit, Wike commended the KUF leader for his doggedness and commitment in promoting the course of the Goodluck Jonathan administration and the party in general, assuring him that the party under his leadership would ensure fairness, equity and justice to all for the progress of the party as he is committed to supporting politicians who have worked hard for the party.
He added that the era where ‘’monkey de work bamboo de chop’’ is gone forever.

Wike urged members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State to unite and work as a family to enable the Party win the 2015 general elections in the state. He appealed to members to close ranks and work with unity of purpose and
commitment to ensuring that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is re-elected in the 2015 Presidential election to justify his numerous achievements in transforming the country.
Wike, who is also the leader of the party in the state stressed that a house divided against itself cannot stand, stressing that his priority is to ensure the re-election of the president in 2015 and not who succeeds Gov Rotimi Amaechi.
The minister further stated that as the leader of the party, and a loyal party man, he would always abide by the rules and wishes of the party, saying that when the time comes, all stakeholders will sit down together as a family to choose who will represent the party in the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.
In his remarks the leader and founder of Kengema Unity Forum, Amb. Sobomabo Jackrich thanked the minister of education for the visit. Amb. Soboma Jackrich extolled Wike for his loyalty to Mr. President and efforts in repositioning the party in the state. Egberipapa as his fondly called disclosed that KUF will continue to sensitize and mobilize the people to ensuring that Mr. President is re-elected in 2015. Jackrich who is also the Director General of Network for the Defence of Democracy and Good Governance, (NDDGG) further stated that the activities of Grassroots Democratic Initiative (GDI) in the area has tended to create division amongst party members; a situation he described as inimical to the continuous progress of the party.
Jackrich, however, stated that inspite of the obvious challenges and distractions, Kengema Unity Forum will not relent until the purpose for which it was founded were realised.
He assured Hon. Nyesom Wike of the support and cooperation of KUF to ensuring that the party triumph in all elections in the state come 2015, stressing that Nigerian has never had it so good under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan since
Independence in 1960.

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