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I’ll chase ‘armed robbers’ away from PDP – Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, says unlike Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he won’t leave…

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, says unlike Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he won’t leave but chase “armed robbers” away from the party.

Wike said this to Obi in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while inaugurating the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo flyover.

Obi defected from the PDP a few days to the May primaries won by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

Wike commended the move, saying Obi endured a lot before he left PDP.

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“I know the humiliation you suffered. Nobody will hear what you pass through and stay in the party but I will not leave. I will stay and fight.

“I won’t leave this house. I will never allow armed robbers to take over this house. I will stay and chase away armed robbers.

“So, thank God because if you had not left, you would not have realized your ambition to be able to save Nigeria,” the governor said to Obi at the inauguration.

Wike’s comment is the latest in the crisis rocking the party over the call for Iyorchia Ayu, PDP national chairman, to resign.

The Rivers governor and his allies have been at the forefront of the calls for Ayu to step down on the grounds that the party’s presidential candidate and Ayu cannot be from the same region.