The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has announced he would be pulling out of the PDP reconciliation team for the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki in the next guber election.
It should be recalled that Obaseki joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after denouncing his membership from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in a bid for him to complete his second term as Edo State Governor.
However, a high court sitting Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday passed a verdict which has stopped him from contesting under his new found party, the PDP.
Reacting in a story published by Thisday Newspaper following the court judgement, Wike said he knew those behind the story, according to him, “they are tax collectors in PDP”.
The story, in a sneak peak is about Governor Wike and his counterpart, Obaseki. The governor said because of the accusations raised in the story he would no longer be on the PDP reconciliatory team for Obaseki.
“I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.
“They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.
“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.
“As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters.
I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.
As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters. pic.twitter.com/ahxzWVBOAB
— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) June 23, 2020
“I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.
“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.
“Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.
“I will no longer participate in any reconciliation and I wonder why the NWC now wants to consult Governors of the party.
“Why did the NWC not consult with Governors in the case of Bayelsa State?
“If PDP is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would be a child’s play.
“I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.
“Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.
“From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State.
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