ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said contrary to some expectations, he and his loyalists in Rivers State will not leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He maintained that he would remain in the party to continue the fight for internal democracy.
Wike stated this On Thursday during a meeting with stakeholders of the party across the 319 wards of the state at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
According to him, retreating from a fight is a sign of weakness.
He said the meeting was to brief the party leaders on the recent happenings in the party and intimate them of the plan by the Governor to hold a media chat tomorrow at 10 am to speak on the state of the PDP in the country.
Wike said the plannedn edia chat is to publish his side of the story, which he maintained is the truth, and expose the ill characters of some persons who pride themselves as national leaders.
According to him, after the chat, it will be left for Nigerians to decide if such people are still worthy of the ovation they are accorded. Governor Wike wondered why the PDP which is promising to unify Nigeria, cannot unite the party.
Governor Wike says despite the internal crisis at the national level and a pocket of antagonism by some ungrateful PDP members in Rivers State, the party will retain all elective positions in the state.
Wike boasted of being well ahead of his detractors, saying he gets wind of every plan before it is executed.
The Governor also warned PDP members in the state against acting as moles because there will be no loopholes in the strategy that will be adopted by the party in the state for the forthcoming elections.
On his part, the Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, says members of the party in the State are committed to supporting the political ideals of Governor Wike and will obey his instructions on the next line of actions ahead of the elections.
Akawor added that the party is pleased with the way Governor Wike has been running the state both in administration and politics.