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Rivers Crisis: Blame Wike For Your Woes, PDP Group Tells Martins, Ex-Members

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Solidarity Vanguard has blamed former Governor Nyesom Wike for the ‘monumental loss’ of about 25 Rivers State Assembly seats.…

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Solidarity Vanguard has blamed former Governor Nyesom Wike for the ‘monumental loss’ of about 25 Rivers State Assembly seats.

The PDP group accused the FCT Minister of using Hon. Amaewhule Martins and other ex-PDP lawmakers as cannon fodder in his fight with his successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In December, the assembly members loyal to the immediate past governor defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the wake of the political impasse involving him and Governor Fubara.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, Hon. Usman Saidu Calculus, the Executive Director of the PDP National Solidarity Vanguard, described Wike as a saboteur working against the party.

Calculus said: “Wike, once a prominent member of our party played a pivotal role in this monumental loss. His actions have cost us dearly, and we cannot remain silent.

“To the extent that he has weakened the party for the APC, we can no longer consider him a member of our party. He is already enjoying the 30 pieces of silver he sold the PDP for.

“We must express our anger, disappointment, and resolve to protect the integrity of the PDP. But why did this happen? Why did lawmakers who were elected on our platform abandon their mandates, and throw away twenty-five parliamentary seats in one day?

“The answer lies in the unchecked ambition of one man—Nyesom Wike. His financial muscle, while impressive, blinded him to the true essence of leadership. Money alone cannot sustain a political movement; it takes wisdom, humility, and a genuine commitment to the people.

“Femi Falana (SAN), the legal luminary whose insights we respect, has rightly pointed out that political parties are not mere vehicles for personal gain. They are institutions that serve the collective interest of the citizens. Wike’s actions, driven by hubris and a disregard for due process, have undermined our party’s cohesion and unity.”

The group, therefore, called on the party leadership to take decisive action and expel Wike from the party.