2023 Election: “Ignoring Wike Is Dangerous”, Tinubu’s Strong Ally Tells PDP

2023 Election: “Ignoring Wike Is Dangerous”, Tinubu’s Strong Ally Tells PDP

  • The ongoing crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is steaming in flames as the day goes by
  • At present, several moves for reconciliation and a truce are still stalling as some of the bigwigs are insistent on their demand
  • Reacting to this feud, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has urged relevant stakeholders in the party to settle their differences

Former governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to ignore Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, the Vanguard newspaper reported.

Legit.ng gathered that Governor Wike and other four other serving governors of the PDP were absent from the presidential campaign, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

Chimaroke Nnamani
Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has urged the leadership of the PDP to take caution in handling the matters of the aggrieved PDP members. Photo: Chimaroke Nnamani
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According to Senator Nnamani, their absence spells discouragement and could prove costly for the party ahead of the 2023 general election.

In a statement signed by Senator Nnamani, he warned the PDP hierarchies to be mindful of their actions and that isolating the aggrieved party bigwigs will affect the interest of the party.

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He said:

“Today, I go on record in total condemnation of the treatment of the five governors mostly from the southern states within the PDP. The Governors are our leaders and their humiliation rubs off on all of us.”

"It's sheer arrogance to ignore Wike" - Sen Nnamani

He noted that it would be “sheer arrogance“ on the part of the party leadership to ignore a critical group of five sitting Governors.

The PDP stalwart said:

“Today, I go on record in total condemnation of the treatment of the five governors mostly from the southern states within the PDP. The Governors are our leaders and their humiliation rubs off on all of us.”

He recalled that state Governors were not treated with ignominy during his days.

He further cautioned the party against erecting parallel structures in the five affected states saying:

“Politics is local and the folks from these affected states parading with the PDP leadership will not deliver their polling booths without the Governors.
“Without the involvement of the Governors that are our leaders, these mere cheerleaders and feel-good political operatives cannot deliver.“

He further said:

“They can drag themselves from their home states to Abuja. Some are Abuja permanent residents. They dress the meetings and Colour the rallies, but that is what it is, political colour dressing “.

Wike and four of his colleagues namely: Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Okezie Ikpeazu(Abia) and their supporters were conspicuously absent at the Atiku Abubakar/ Ifeanyi Okowa flagged off presidential campaigns in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Monday.

Influential former governor reacts to FBI report of $41.8M loot

In another development, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has been hit with another high-profile controversy of corruption allegations.

The former Enugu state governor appeared in a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that he looted $41.8 million while in office between 1999 and 2007.

However, Senator Nnamani has since debunked the report labeling it as mere fake news orchestrated by his political rivals.

Source: Legit.ng

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