Chairman of the State Caretaker Committee, Dr Sokonte Davies has paid glowing tribute to former State party officials of the APC, describing them as heroes of the party.

Davies said while speaking to a delegation of former party officials  that  their contributions in building a virile and strong  party would remain evergreen in the minds of members of the APC.

The former Executive Director, Marine Operations of the Nigeria Ports Authority,  NPA, reassured them of the commitment of the Caretaker Committee  to ensure that all segments of the party are not only carried along, but also  properly accommodated.

Dr Davies said what was important at this stage is the rebuilding process and urged all members who are truly committed to the welfare of the Rivers APC to join hands in the task of repositioning  the party.

Meanwhile,  statutory members of the party on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the Chairman, Dr Sokonte Davies.

Hon. Sampson Egop who spoke on behalf of the delegation expressed the sympathy of members of the party to the bereaved family.

Egop prayed that the Lord would grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

In his response, Dr Davies thanked his colleagues for their show of love and described his elder sister as a pillar of strength during her life time.

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In a related development,  members of Ward 2 in the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area have expressed their readiness to work with the Caretaker Committee in order to forge a strong and united party.

Chief Emeka Edeh, a candidate for the House of Assembly in 2019 said as hosts of the State Party Secretariat they were proud to be associated with the extent of progress that has been made despite the diversionary efforts of their son, Hon. Igo Aguma.

Urging Hon Aguma to abandon his fight against the party’s mainstream, members of PHALGA Ward 2 reiterated their loyalty to the Minister of Transportation,  Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.

They added that members of the ward were not in support of the moves by their son to destabilize the APC in Rivers State.