Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he won’t be leaving the Peoples Democratic Party PDP despite his disagreement with the leadership of the party.
The governor stated this during a meeting with PDP stakeholders in Rivers state on Thursday night, September 22.
Speaking during the meeting, Wike noted that the recent developments would not make him leave the party adding that he will rather stay and fight.
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“One thing I have always told people is if anybody is thinking, doing anything to think that we will leave PDP, foul. We will do the fight in 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 in the party, we will not run. We will fight it in this party. Those who run away from fights are weak people. We will not. So, everybody should know this is the state where we are, so that nobody tells you all kind of stories.
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“You have taken presidential candidate; you have taken party chairman; you have also taken the DG (director-general) of the campaign. We are talking about party politics. Decisions are made by the presidential candidate , chairman of the party, and the DG of the campaign.
“They are telling you they told the chairman of the BoT to resign. So, you know there is a problem. You said he should go and resign. You can put pressure on him to resign when his tenure hasn’t come to an end, but you cannot put pressure on the chairman to resign. You think at our level you will deceive us; you’ll tell us stories.”
Recall that Wike and his supporters have been calling for the resignation of the partys national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
According to him (Wike), the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, is from the North, therefore Ayu who is also from the North cannot remain the party chairman.
Meanwhile, On Tuesday, September 20, Governor Wike’s supporters withdrew their support for the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar.