Rivers chapter of the PDP has claimed that forces led by Atiku Abubakar, are scheming to discredit former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, over his selection as a minister by President Bola Tinubu.
The party stated that it is aware that members of a group led by the former vice president are gathering to discuss how to deal with Wike, who it claims is a “patriot and prominent nationalist whose interest it is to protect the unity and stability of our dear country.”
The PDP made the announcement in a statement signed by Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke, former Spokesman for the party’s State Campaign Organisation.
The party observed that Tinubu’s move to nominate Wike and other renowned Nigerians with established track records to serve the nation is being lauded as a masterstroke in continuing efforts to recapture their country by progressive-minded Nigerians.
“The current APC government, which is being lauded around the world for its determination to provide typical Nigerian solutions to Nigeria’s emerging socioeconomic and sociopolitical problems, has decided to take a bipartisan approach to rebrand and rebuild our great country.”
Nwuke stated that by doing so, the Tinubu administration has resolved to let bygones be bygones by reaching out to Nigerians of various political persuasions to join hands with it in completely liberating the country from the grips of economic backwardness, political instability, and hazardous insurgency.
The Rivers State POP therefore questioned why those it referred to as the “gang of confusionists in the PDP” would want a battle with Wike, the Nigerian people, and the Tinubu administration over the ministerial nomination for selfish motives.
Nwuke went on to say that Wike, who he claims struggled to rebuild the PDP before the arrival of restive locusts, the good people of Nigeria who fought for justice, equity, and fairness, and the nationalistic government led by President Tinubu will never allow selfish and unpatriotic individuals to derail the plan to save Nigeria.
He stressed that no amount of extortion, coercion, reactionary provocations, or threats will prevent Wike from responding to a call to service during a national emergency.