Wike Accuses PDP NWC Of Anti-Party Activities, Vows To Hit Back
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of alleged anti-party activities in the state.
Wike made the accusation on Monday while speaking at the Rivers PDP campaign rally in Okehi 1, Etche LGA of the state.
The governor promised to “hit back” the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday.
It was reported that the PDP in Rivers had sued some political parties in the state for allegedly violating certain provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act on conducting primaries.
But Wike said the national leadership of the PDP wrote to lawyers handling the suit on behalf of the party to withdraw their legal representations.
“We have caught them. They are the ones engaged in anti-party,” he said.
“I told them ‘anti-party begets anti-party. You know we carried these small parties (APC, SDP) to court for failing to do what the law says.
“The people in Abuja that say they are national have gone to collude with them (opposition parties) to write our lawyers a letter that they should take their hands off in order to kill the cases we filed.
“I have told our lawyers to withdraw from the matter. I will hit them back by tomorrow.
“Nobody hurts us without sustaining a scar. Anybody who dares to touch us in Rivers state, I will inflict many scars on him and we have started it.
“We are voting for our people here. Now you (PDP NWC) have told us you are doing anti-party. We will show you what anti-party is. Already, we have caught them red-handed,” Wike added.
The disclosure comes amid a months-long feud between the G5 or Integrity Group – made up of Wike and four other PDP governors (Benue, Oyo, Abia, and Enugu) – and the PDP leadership for its alleged disregard for equity, fairness and justice.
Since the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate in May 2022, the governors have insisted that the same region cannot produce both the standard bearer and national chairman, according to the party constitution.
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