- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has not hid his disdain for the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party headed by Ali Modu Sheriff
- Governor Wike said he would rather leave the party if the Supreme Court grants Ali Sheriff victory
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the factional chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, wins at the Supreme Court.
Wike reportedly said this while speaking on an early morning programme on Channels Television on Thursday, May 26.
NAIJ.com reports that two factions had been battling for the soul of the party. The other faction is headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
Wike said it was against his belief to work with the faction of the party chaired by Sheriff
Why we are following up this issue is for the stance of the law on certain things to be stated properly.
“It is very, very unlikely for me to be under Sheriff if the Supreme Court rules he is the party chairman. I can’t say if I will leave but of course I have my choice.
“There are things you can’t go on with, they’re certainly wrong.
“Have you seen the characters around Sheriff?
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“Does the party have any clear roadmap with such person? And then you want me to go and work under such person?
“It is against my belief. It is even against the tradition, no I can’t do that,” Wike said.
About five months ago, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state also hinted that he might dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another party during the 2018 governorship poll in the state.
The unexpected news was made public by the governor on Wednesday, November 30, during the meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter.
The report said speaking on the results of the recent election in Ondo state which PDP lost, the governor expressed his uncertainty on the political party he was going to be a part during the 2018 election.
He said he will make his decision known at the appropriate time.
"We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people," he said.
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