"In The Market Place": Bode George Speaks on PDP Sanctioning Wike

"In The Market Place": Bode George Speaks on PDP Sanctioning Wike

  • PDP chieftain Bode George has said the party will resolve its internal problems like a family matter and would not make it a marketplace matter
  • Speaking on why PDP did not sanction FCT minister Nyesom Wike for alleged anti-party activities, George said the party is not ready to start firing people because two or three persons are angry
  • According to Bode Goerge, the PDP has a committee that would carry out post mortem analysis of the crisis and reunite the members
  • However, a public affairs and security analyst, in an interview with Legit.ng, said people no longer take the PDP seriously with the way Wike's matter is being handled

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Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the crisis rocking the leading opposition would not be resolved in the marketplace.

The Lagos-born politician posited that the umbrella party is working to reconcile its aggrieved members, including the former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

Bode George, PDP chieftain, speaks on PDP crisis and Nyesom Wike
Bode George explained why PDP can't suspend Wike, others Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike
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PDP: Why some members want Wike sanctioned

Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), disagreed with the PDP leadership ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The minister and his G5 group, then governors, fought for the recognition of the southern bloc in the party's hierarchy and worked against the PDP and its presidential candidate when their agitation was not addressed.

Some party stalwarts have questioned Wike's membership in the PDP, while others are urging the party's leadership to sanction him.

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But Bode George maintained that the party is working to settle the matter.

PDP working to reconcile aggrieved members

Speaking on Channels TV on Thursday evening, April 18, the former deputy national chairman of the PDP disclosed that the party now has a standing committee that will conduct a post-mortem analysis of its situation.

The PDP chieftain stated that the party is not ready to start "firing" people because few people are still angry about the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

His statement reads in part:

“It is an issue in the party. It should not be resolved in the marketplace.”

He further added:

“We are going to settle our own matters like a family.”

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A public affairs and security analyst, Abubakar Sani, in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, said that many Nigerians did not consider the PDP serious again over the internal crisis. He said:

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"Most Nigerians no longer see the PDP as a serious party because of how it allowed Wike to dishonour and sabotage it from within. I think every member of the PDP sees Wike as someone who is above the PDP law; someone who is untouchable.
"Otherwise, the man should have been expelled a long time ago. How can a PDP member be sponsoring an opposition party in his state to undermine a PDP governor and be allowed to go scot-free? How can a PDP member become the advisor of the president who is a member of the APC?
"Many Nigerians are eagerly waiting for a third force; they are tired of these two parties. Wike ought to have been expelled by the PDP so that he could fully become a member of the APC."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Rivers Governor Siminalayi Fubara had been tipped to have the upper hand over Wike amid their supremacy battle.

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In an interview with Legit.ng, PDP chieftain Rilwan Olanrewaju addressed the rift between the governor and his godfather.

The PDP chieftain said Rivers people don't joke with their governor, adding that he displayed the same assertiveness as his predecessor.

Source: Legit.ng

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