The embattled Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has announced that despite the crisis and injustice he is facing in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and despite the calls for him to defect from the main opposition party, he will not be leaving the party, adding that, the fight will be done within the party, .
The Governor made his position known on Thursday.
Governor Wike spoke during a meeting of PDP Stakeholders in the State, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, the State capital.
He also accused the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, and other top Northerners in the PDP, of being hypocrites.
His exact words: “We will do the fight in the party. We are not like them, when in 2014 they walked out from Eagle Square. They have forgotten. They walked out and joined APC.”
The Rivers State Governor stated that those who run away from fight are weak people, and that he would not do so.
He noted that the constitution of the party clearly states that elective and party Offices must be zoned.
“You (Northerners) have taken the Presidential Candidate, you have taken party Chairman, you have also taken the DG of the Campaign. We are talking about party politics.
“You can put pressure on the BoT Chairman to resign when his tenure has not come to an end, but you cannot put pressure on the Chairman to resign”, he further criticised.