Edo 2020: I’m no longer interested in helping Obaseki secure PDP ticket – Wike
NEWS DIGEST – Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation of the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He accused some members of the National Working Committee of the PDP of being sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, Wike made the disclosure in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
The governor said instead of carrying everybody along in Edo State, the National Working Committee members were resorting to using the media to blackmail him.
Wike said, “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.
“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.”
Mr Wike said some members of the PDP National Working Committee were behind the ThisDay story.
“They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts,” he said, adding that he has asked his lawyers to write to the paper.
“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.”