No matter the circumstances threatening the PDP’s unity before the 2023 general elections, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike claimed he has no reason to abandon the party.
At the first Rivers PDP stakeholders meeting after the contentious presidential primaries and choice of running mate on Thursday in Port Harcourt, Wike also promised to present his own perspective on Friday.
The governor declared that maintaining the party’s sanity was important to him and that he would remain to fight for the establishment of harmony, inclusivity, equity, and peace within the PDP.
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Priding himself as a man of character who keeps his word, Wike declared;
I have always told people, if anybody is thinking we will leave PDP, foul. We will fight at the party. We are not like them, when in 2014 they walked out from Eagle Square. They’ve forgotten. They walked out and joined APC. Is it not correct?
Did they remain to fight inside the party? But we remained, they ran away. Now, there is a fight at the party, we will not run. We will fight it at this party. Those who run away from the fight are weak people. We will not. So everybody should know this is the state where we are. So that nobody tells you all kinds of stories.
The governor the party constitution clearly stating that elective and party offices must be zoned and should be respected, wondering why former PDP Board of Trustee (BOT) Chairman would be pressured to resign and while national chairman, Sen Iyorchia Ayu excuses self from doing what is right.
You have taken presidential candidate, you have taken party chairman, you have also taken the D.G (director general) of campaign. We are talking about party politics. Decisions are made by the presidential candidate, chairman of party and the D.G of campaign.