The Concerned PDP members in Rivers State has raised an alarm against the fact that Gov.Wike has warned all members of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State who are interested in contesting the forthcoming congresses not to obtain nomination forms unless he approves. Gov Wike in a meeting with the PDP members in Government House yesterday, said that it is obvious that as the governor of Rivers State, he is not I contention with anybody in deciding who gets what in both the party and government. He therefore, strictly warned that anybody who disobey him and obtain nomination form shall be severely dealt with and he will make sure that such person is expel.
“I will nominate and issue forms to all those I want from ward to state and nobody will stop me because I will fight the person to death”..
Gov. Wike further said that in as much as he is the sole financier of the party in Rivers State, he will not compromise with those party members who have decided to obtain their nomination forms without his approval because he has on good authorities that the Hon. Minister for Transportation has sent them to do so and scatter the party with unending litigations like it’s currently happening in APC.
Responding to the threat, the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that though the National leadership of the party said that the governors of the party should take charge in their respective states, but that does not mean that the stakeholders should be ignored and undermine. Secondus also said that anybody who is denied forms, should go to Abuja to obtain nomination forms as the National Working committee will not tolerate the excesses of the governors.