A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, doesn’t have a monopoly over the electorate in the State.
DAILY REPORT NG reports that the main opposition party has been embroiled in crisis since the conclusion of its presidential primary election for the 2023 election.
In spite of efforts by some party’s stakeholders to reconcile Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the platform, the crisis lingers.
Reacting to the development, Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, dismissed the crisis, adding that “we should forget about Wike”.
Lamido said: “Wike is an individual, I don’t think because he is a governor there he has control and monopoly over the peoples of Rivers,” he said.
“He hasn’t got it. Rivers people are also PDP in their own right. They were there in 1999 when he joined. They were there when he was council chairman.
“Therefore, because he’s a governor, he now thinks he is their emperor, it can’t work. There is a Wike in every part of Nigeria who is a governor.
“Leave Wike alone. He has the right to do whatever he wants. He can give orders to people in Rivers who are enslaved to him. But right now, if you go to Rivers, they are contesting for the governorship seat there, it was Wike who imposed the current candidate and nobody questioned that.”