- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that he would remain in PDP
- The governor made this known on Thursday, December 24, during the commissioning of a road in the state
- Wike, however, said that he was pressured by some members of the ruling party to join APC
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has stated that he resisted many appeals from some notable Nigerians to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that the governor in a statement signed by his special assistant, media, Kelvin Ebiri, said he refused to yield to the pressure because he is a man of character.
Legit.ng gathered that Wike spoke on Thursday, December 24, when he led the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu to inaugurate the chief Orabule Adiele road, Rumuolumeni, formerly known as Aker-Base road in Rumuolumeni community of Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers state.
He said it was unimaginable to leave PDP, adding that the party has continued to hold the promise of good leadership for the country and remains the only hope for Nigerians who are also waiting to vote it into power in 2023.
“PDP is a party that Nigerians want. No matter all the intimidation, it will not work. We are men of character. When we say something we stand by whatever we have said, not for pecuniary interest.
“If I was that kind of governor, I know how many times people have tried to woo us, we said no. We cannot be wooed. We are here. We started with PDP and will end up with PDP.
“We have no other political party to join because the fate of this country, the hope of Nigerians, solely depends on our party. That is why when we talk about our party, we are not talking about any selfish interest. But it is to continue to give Nigerians that hope that Nigeria is waiting for."
He said everybody is hoping that in 2023 PDP would take over the realms of power in this country, saying Rivers state is already secured for PDP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the rumour about the alleged plan by the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, to dump the PDP, the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the north-central have swung into action.
It was reported that the governors, who visited Ortom in Makurdi on Sunday, December 20, were allegedly at the state Government House to woo their counterpart back into the APC.
In a related report, the APC condemned Governor Wike over comments on the performance of his colleagues in the ruling party.
The party on Tuesday, December 22, rejected the non-performers’ label tagged on them by Governor Wike.
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