- PDP governor in Rivers state Nyesom Wike has denied that he plans to defect to the ruling APC
- Governor Wike alleged that the APC is so rotten at its very core like a stage four cancer that is too advanced to be cured
- The lawyer-turned-politician said he would rather stay in the PDP with its problems than defect to the APC with its bigger challenges
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has no intention of leaving his current political platform, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
While he compared the problems his party is currently facing to Malaria, he described the internal problems of the APC as advanced cancer.
He queried in Pidgin English in the clip of the interview seen by Legit.ng correspondent:
"If I have Malaria, do I go looking for cancer? When I have Malaria that is easy to treat, you want me to go after cancer that will kill me immediately. Which party? APC that has killed Nigeria?
"Which party do I go to. Any fight that comes up in the PDP, I will stay there and slug it out. If I am wounded, it is all right. If I wound them, so be it as well. But I am running nowhere. Besides, I know that they cannot wound me.
"But to leave PDP that has Malaria for APC that has stage four cancer, ah!"
Governor Wike had said something similar in January when he confirmed he was not ready to leave his party PDP and run into a "problem."
The governor reiterated his commitment and loyalty to the opposition party amid rumours and rising speculations linking him to the APC.
Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senate chief whip and a top APC member, recently declared that Wike would soon join the ruling APC.
The senator made the declaration while addressing journalists after Wike had led him on a project inspection around Port Harcourt, the state capital on Thursday, February 18.
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