Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed the real cause of the lingering crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on Friday during a media chat in Port Harcourt, the governor said the crisis rocking the PDP was because it failed to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the South.
The Rivers governor said the opposition party caused the internal wrangling by leaving the ticket open for all to contest and ignorantly planted a seed of discord among party members.
He said: “Those who thought they are too powerful, highly connected, and that they own the party said there should be no zoning of the presidential ticket – ‘leave it open and let the best candidate emerge’ – because they think they have the numbers.
“We jettisoned our constitution not knowing that we are laying the foundation, the seed of discord in the future.”
Speaking further, Wike insisted that the embattled PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, must resign for the sake of equity since a northern presidential candidate has emerged.
2023: APC, Labour Party, Others Wooing Me To Get Rivers Votes – Wike
Governor Wike has claimed that many political parties are wooing him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
HausaToday reports that governor Wike stated that other political parties have reached out to him because they want to get the vote of Rivers State.
While denying that speaking with other parties is an act of anti-party activity, Wike accused the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, of also speaking to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Wike, other political parties in Nigeria know he is very important, hence the moves to lure him to their camp.