A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is free to associate with opposition politicians.
He dismissed concerns that Wike may form an alliance detrimental to the PDP’s chances during next year’s presidential election.
The PDP chieftain stated this while speaking on the River helmsman recent meetings with opposition political figures.
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Speaking during an interview on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ on Wednesday, Ologbondiyan said: “I know it and I believe that Governor Nyesom Wike is savvier politically to go and put the life of his own political machinery into an arrangement that will stop its candidates from winning elections. I know he will not do a thing like that and I am very confident about that.
“He is at liberty to associate with them (opposition politicians). It is until Governor Wike picks APC or other political parties’ membership cards then we can conclude he has left the party. Until then, he remains a member of PDP.
“For us in the party, what is important is how we will win the 2023 election. What is important to us as a party is how we will relieve Nigerians from the burden of APC and President Muhammdu Buhari.”