Governor Nyesom Wike pulls out of Edo PDP Governorship candidate reconciliation
-Says PDP National Working Committee are “Tax collectors” Warns PDP against crisis rising
-Vows to sue ThisDay for false allegation
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has reacted to claims that he is responsible for the court order restraining Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP guber primary election.
The Governor made this known via his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
In his reaction, Nyesom Wike said because the order was given by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State doesn’t mean he has a hand in it.
He also vowed to sue ThisDay for the allegation made against him and said he is aware that PDP NWC connived with the media outlet to blackmail him and said “They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.”
Read full Statement:
“I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.”
“They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.”
“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.”
“As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters.”
“I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.”
“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.”
“Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.”
“I will no longer participate in any reconciliation and I wonder why the NWC now wants to consult Governors of the party.”
“Why did the NWC not consult with Governors in the case of Bayelsa State?”
“If PDP is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would be a child’s play.”
“I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.”
“Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.”
“From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State.”