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PDP Lauds Wike Over ‘Power Of Sports’ Award



Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, has lauded Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike over the conferment of ‘Power of Sports’ award on him by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS)-Africa in far away Brussels, Belgium.

The party described Wike, who is a nominee for the 2017 LEADERSHIP Governor of the Year Award, scheduled to hold on May 24, 2018, as an undisputable pillar of sports in Rivers State and Nigeria at large.

Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Felix Obuah, in goodwill message to the governor, which was made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, praised Wike for the harvest of awards.

Obuah, who is also the Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), described the development as a testimony of the governor’s untiring quest for sports development in the state and Nigeria at large.

He stated that the Africa Power of Sports award on Wike has marked him out as a brand ambassador of sports development; the feat comes on the heels of a flurry of sporting achievements including the successful hosting of the African Wrestling Championship which has been adjudged the best in the continent in recent times.

The PDP Chairman said, “For me, this award is very significant for two reasons. One, the President of AIPS, Mr. Mitchell Obi is an icon in sports journalism and one of Africa’s best, and I deem it a privilege that the good works being done by Mr. Projects have continued to draw the attention of the international community.

“Two, the 94 year- old body (AIPS) commands an enviable pedigree with membership drawn across no fewer than 108 countries.  For me it’s a great honour and a no mean achievement for His Excellency and I am proud of him.”

He expressed confidence that the Award would spur Wike for greater enthusiasm as he continues to unfold his master plan to make Rivers State the sports hub of the nation.

Obuah praised the governor for his policy of developing other segments of sports and urged him to keep up the tempo, assuring that posterity would certainly celebrate him among the heroes of the state.

e called on the people of the state to continue to support the Wike who is working assiduously to make life meaningful for everyone irrespective of party affiliation.