. while Gov Wike stores nomination forms, threats dealing with members who challenge him, just as he plans to install his assistant as a straw man’s successor in 2023.
The involved PDP members in Rivers State raised the alarm that Gov. Wike has warned all members of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State who are interested in contesting the upcoming congresses not to obtain nomination forms unless he approves.
Gov Wike said yesterday in a meeting with the PDP members in Government House that it is clear that as Governor of Rivers State he did not compete with anyone in deciding who gets what in both the party and the government.
He therefore warned strictly that anyone who disobeyes him and receives the nomination form will be treated seriously and will ensure that that person is deported.
“I want to nominate and issue forms to everyone I want from district to state and nobody will stop me because I will fight the person to death” … Gov Wike warned
Government Wike further said that, to the extent that he is the sole financier or party in Rivers State, he does not compromise with those party members who have decided to obtain their nomination forms without his approval, because he has good authorities that have the Hon. The Transport Minister has sent them to this end and scattered the party with infinite lawsuits as it currently happens in APC.
In response to the threat, the national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said that although the party’s national leadership said that the party’s governors should take the lead in their respective states, that does not mean that stakeholders should be ignored and undermine. Secondus also said that anyone who is refused forms should go to Abuja to obtain nomination forms, because the National Work Committee will not tolerate the excesses of the governors
The involved PDP members in Rivers State said they are not happy with the recent events at the party when Gov. Wike has made himself the sole administrator.
The involved PDP members in Rivers State urge all interested parties to fight for the congresses to get their nomination forms without waiting for approval from anyone, including Gov. Wike
Sukari Nwochi Lucky,