“I Won’t Leave PDP; We’ll Fight Until the Finish Line” – Resilient Wike
The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has sworn under no circumstances to leave the People's Democratic Party.
The governor stated that he will continue to work for the building of harmony, inclusivity, equity, and peace inside the PDP because he was more concerned with keeping the party sane.
At the Rivers State PDP stakeholders meeting on Thursday in Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike made the news.
The governor argued that he is a man of integrity in contrast to those who can't keep their word and abandoned the Eagle Square party in Abuja in 2014.
“One thing I have always warned people is that if someone is thinking or acting in any way that suggests we would leave PDP, foul,” he remarked.
“We'll battle it out in the party. We are not like them when they left Eagle Square in 2014. They've lost track. They left and joined APC by leaving. Is this not accurate?
They continued to argue inside the party, I wonder. They fled, while we stayed. Now that there is fighting within the group, we won't leave.
We'll debate over it during this gathering. Those who flee a conflict are weak individuals. No, we won't. Therefore, everyone should be aware of the current situation. No one can tell you all kinds of stories, for that reason.
The governor maintained that zone-based elections and party offices must be respected because it is expressly stated in the party's constitution.
Wike questioned why Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP National Chairman, is making excuses for not maintaining his responsibility to do the right thing while the former PDP BoT chairman will be pressured to leave.
“You have taken the presidential candidate, the party chairman, and the D.G. (director general) of the campaign,” he remarked. We're discussing party politics. The presidential candidate, party chairman, and campaign director-general make decisions.
“They claim to have requested the resignation of the BOT chairperson. You are aware that there is an issue. You advised him to leave and resign.
You can compel him to resign even though his term hasn't yet ended. However, you cannot compel the chairman to step down. You believe you can trick us by acting on our level? You'll narrate tales for us, he said.