PDP Crisis: Wike promises not to leave party

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says contrary to some expectations, he and his loyalists in Rivers State will not leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but remain to continue the fight for internal democracy.

Governor Wike stated this during a meeting with stakeholders of the party across the 319 wards of the state at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He said retreating from a fight is a sign of weakness. The meeting was to brief the party leaders on the recent happenings in the party and intimate them of the plan by the Governor to hold a media chat tomorrow at 10 am to speak on the state of the PDP in the country.

Wike said the planned media chat is to publish his side of the story, which he maintained is the truth, and expose the ill characters of some persons who pride themselves as national leaders. According to him, after the chat, it will be left for Nigerians to decide if such people are still worthy of the ovation they are accorded. Governor Wike wondered why the PDP which is promising to unify Nigeria, cannot unite the party.

Governor Wike says despite the internal crisis at the national level and a pocket of antagonism by some ungrateful PDP members in Rivers State, the party will retain all elective positions in the state. The PDP is currently occupying all three senatorial seats, 13 House of Representatives positions, 32 state House of Assembly seats, 23 Council chairmanship and 319 councilorship positions.

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