- Governor Nyesom Wike has finally cleared the dust surrounding his exit from PDP peace panel in Edo state
- The governor said he pulled out of the committee as a "result of senseless accusation" levelled against him
- Wike accused members of the opposition party in Edo of treating the party differences in a way that can heighten the Edo PDP crisis
Governor Nyesom Wike has finally lifted the lids on why he decided to march out of the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship reconciliatory committee amid differences preluding the state primary.
It would be recalled that the Rivers governor announced that he has disengaged himself from a peace panel organised by Edo PDP chapter ahead of the gubernatorial election.
The aggrieved governor on Tuesday, June 23, alleged that there are some persons in the PDP's National Working Committee (NWC) who are bent on bringing his name into the mud.
Speaking further on the decision, Wike said he cannot continue to associate with people who "behave like tax collectors."
According to him, the specks of dust raised by the PDP primary in Edo state have to be treated carefully so as to avoid crisis.
The governor said he was being fingered by members of the opposition party in Edo in the court order that barred the governor from taking part in the upcoming primary.
The Rivers governor said he pulled out because of the "senseless accusation" levelled against him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to fester both at the national and the state levels, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has finally opened up.
The Nation reports that the former governor of Rivers state said he knows nothing about the crisis rocking the party as being speculated in some quarters.
He also cautioned his supporters and Rivers people to shun violence, adding violence was not the best way to resolve any issue.
Speaking during a TV interview on Tuesday, June 23, the minister said the rule of law must be respected and upheld at all times.