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Politics of Monday, 16 January 2023


PDP Crisis: Wike reacts as BoT member dumps party, sends disturbing warning to Atiku

A collage of Wike and Atiku Abubakar A collage of Wike and Atiku Abubakar

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has cautioned his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against a plot to make the southern bloc of the party a second-class citizen.

Wike issued the warning in resignation to the resignation of Professor Alphonsus Nwosu, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, from the party, Leadership reported.

The governor who is aggrieved with the leadership of the matter opined that Nwsou's resignation justifies the stance of the G5 governors of the party on equity, fairness and justice.

He threatened that the more the PDP remained adamant about keeping the office of the national chairman in the north and not zone it to the south, Atiku and the party would pay for the consequences.

Wike said this on Sunday, January 15 when PDP stakeholders in the Ogu/Bolo local government area of the state paid him a solidarity visit in Port Harcourt.

According to the governor, he continued to challenge the PDP, stating that everybody is equal in the country.

He said: “I have continued to challenge them. What is the problem? What are we fighting for? What I said and will continue to say is that all of us are from this country, nobody is a second-class citizen."

Wike further stated that Professor Nwosu resigned from the party citing that his conscience is disturbed because the position of the PDP's constitution is cleared on zoning.