From Ekaete Ikubor
Rivers State deputy governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo has described the state chief executive, Nyesom Wike, as the pillar of democracy and the face of good governance.
Banigo stated this while speaking at a meeting with elected female leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, at the PDP Secretariat in Port Harcourt.
She thanked the governor for creating the political space for women to come out and contribute, describing him as the pillar of democracy and the face of good governance.
The deputy governor maintained that the international community was talking about state; adding that they were in a state where women were contributing.
“I want to thank you all for your unflinching support for his government, since 2015. You have been by him and prayed for him. The mantra of politics is loyalty and you have been patient”, Banigo stressed.
She urged the women to show competence in any position they find themselves and said women had the capacity, knew what to do in any given situation and had the heart to work and perform excellently, adding that they were in the positions to show exemplary conduct and mentor other young people.
In her speech, a member of the State House of Assembly, Linda Somieari-Stewart, said women were gradually moving from the era of sloganeering to the era of hard work, noting that a lot of women in the state were in position today because of Wike’s gender-friendly disposition.
In her welcome remark, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State, woman leader, Mrs. Mirian Ogbonna, expressed the need for women to unite and love themselves, stressing that leaders of the party at various levels must be respected.