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Crisis in PDP sending bad signals to Nigerians – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could affect its chances at the 2023 polls. He said…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could affect its chances at the 2023 polls.

He said the PDP is telling Nigerians not to trust the party as the crisis thickens.  

Governor Wike, who spoke during a live media chat in Port Harcourt on Friday, said that the pride exhibited by some leaders of the party, which he said threatened the peace of the party, might be its doom when Nigerians go to the polls in 2023.

“We have not won an election; we are too arrogant. We are telling Nigerians, look, you cannot trust us. We say one thing, we do a different thing,” he said.

Governor Wike said it’s sad that no southerner occupies any of the three top positions within the party.

He noted that the seed of discord in the party was planted when PDP shunned the zoning formula which he said would have seen a southern candidate emerge as presidential flagbearer.

He said that sacrifices must be made in order for PDP to win the election.

The party has been enmeshed in crisis over the chairmanship position as two camps have emerged. While the Wike camp is calling for the removal of the party’s chairman, Atiku’s camp is saying otherwise, citing constitutional issues.