Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has attacked the national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The outspoken governor, said members of the National Working Committee of the party are busying doing everything possible to remain in office instead of strategising for 2023 general elections.
“The present National Working Committee is not interested or doing anything to take over the realms of government in 2023. When your interest is to remain in power, you are no longer interested to win election,” the governor said in interview with AIT, which was also shared on his Twitter page @GovWike on Friday.
The governor said he will not allow his fellow members to kill the party as he has no any other platform to go.
“I will not allow anybody to kill PDP. They have the capacity to move to APC. I don’t and I cannot move to APC. So, anybody that tries to do something to destroy PDP, I will not allow you. Anybody that I see that has the trait to destroy the PDP, I will not allow it.
“An opposition party that ought to be united, to work, to take over the affairs of government, because people are waiting for this opportunity, but the current leadership of NWC is not prepared for that. Rather, what they have done is to constitute some people to sow a seed of discord among governors for their own selfish interest. And that will boomerang; that will consume them,” the governor said.
The Rivers governor, who is one of the major influencers of PDP, expressed concern that the leadership of the party is failing to capitalise on APC maladministration.
“Yes. If you ask me as a member of PDP, am I ready to support PDP to take over, yes. But, if you ask me currently as it is, is the leadership of the party willing for us to harvest this opportunity for a change, I will say no.
“PDP ought to have harvested from the inefficiency of the APC; from the maladministration of the APC. Ordinarily, that is what the opposition party ought to do, ” he said.
PlatinumPost reports that the present PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who also hails from Rivers State, clinched the office as a result of Wike’s support.