Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that if it is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would be a child’s play to the one it might face imminently.
The governor who is considered by many as controversial yet formidable and indefatigable governor of Rivers state made this comment on Tuesday while expressing his displeasure over the developments in his own party, PDP.
Speaking, Wike announced that he is pulling out of Edo State governorship project.
He expressed anger that the warring parties are not willing for dialogue and washed hands off Edo State.
Governor Wike statement reads as follows:
I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.
They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.
I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.
As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters.
I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.
I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.
Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.
I will no longer participate in any reconciliation and I wonder why the NWC now wants to consult Governors of the party.
Why did the NWC not consult with Governors in the case of Bayelsa State?
If PDP is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would be a child’s play.
I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.
Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.
From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State. [End]
Recall that the Governor Wike had welcomed his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki to joins PDP.
Speaking with journalists at the Government House in Port-Harcourt, the state capital, Wike said the treatment meted against Obaseki by his party is unfortunate.
He wondered how APC can say a sitting governor is being disqualified because some of his certificates are defective?
On the outcome of his meeting then with Obaseki, Nyesom Wike had said:
“Yes, he came to see me yesterday; both of us are South-south governors.
“We sat down and discussed issues, seek opinions and compared notes.
“He has not said he wants to come to PDP; he is meeting with us and holding discussions to determine, but I will be happy if he comes.”
Presently, crisis is brewing in Edo State PDP over a perceived plot to hand the ticket to Obaseki.