RIVERS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State has dared the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to suspend him if they can.
The controversial Governor made this statement during a live media chat on Friday morning, where he noted that the party was not taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them by the inadequacies of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“If my party takes the advantage of what is happening now, they’ll win. If my party fails to use the opportunity Nigerians have given us, they will pay dearly for it,” he said
Wike noted that nobody in the party’s NEC can suspend him as of now, because they don’t have the capacity to do so.
While responding to a question about him being weary of party suspension over anti-party activities, the Rivers Governor said: “Who will suspend me? Which party? I am not saying that I am bigger than the party, but nobody can suspend me from the party.
“I dare them today, the NEC, and say this person is now suspended from the party. They know what I will do. Pikin wey no want make him mama sleep, him go sleep?”
During the chat, Wike, a former Presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP also revealed his unwavering support for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP.
According to him: “You are asking which presidential candidate I support for 2023? Which party am I?
“You can’t be seeing me, a leader of PDP today, and be asking me which candidate I am supporting. That question does not arise.”
Although he refused to state categorically, Wike admitted that members of other political parties were courting him at different times.
He explained that there’s nobody who doesn’t want to have Rivers State within their ranks, noting that the state is like a beautiful girl, adding “who will see a beautiful girl and not want to talk to her.”