PDP Crisis: Wike Does Not Have Monopoly Over Rivers People

Kosi Uchenna

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, has asked the party to forget about appeasing Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as he does not have a monopoly over rivers electorates.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been dealing with an internal crisis since the party concluded its presidential primary election in May.

Recall that Wike lost the party’s presidential primary to Atiku Abubakar. Wike is believed to be aggrieved over the outcome of the election and Atiku’s preference of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate. There have been attempts at wooing Wike over.

Reacting to the development, Lamido in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday downplayed the crisis, noting that “we should forget about Wike”.

Lamido said: “Wike is an individual, I don’t think because he is a governor there he has control and monopoly over the peoples of Rivers.

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“He hasn’t got it. Rivers people are also PDP in their own right. They were there in 1999 when he joined. They were there when he was council chairman.

“Therefore, because he’s a governor, he now thinks he is their emperor, it can’t work. There is a Wike in every part of Nigeria who is a governor.

“Leave Wike alone. He has the right to do whatever he wants. He can give orders to people in Rivers who are enslaved to him. But right now, if you go to Rivers, they are contesting for the governorship seat there, it was Wike who imposed the current candidate and nobody questioned that.”

Source: Dailypost

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