SWITZERLAND, JUNE 24 – The ambitions of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki to win a second term under the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has suffered a fresh setback after one of his major backers, Governor Nyesom Wike, pulled out of the Edo PDP reconciliation process.
After a publication emerged in Thisday newspaper, criticizing his role in the reconciliation process, Wike described some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP as tax collectors.
He said this while announcing his decision to pull out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the PDP.
He insisted that such members of the PDP NWC were sycophants and tax collectors who would never tell the truth.
He said instead of the NWC to carry everybody along in Edo state, they resorted to using the media to blackmail him.
He said: “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.”
In a series of tweets posted on Tuesday afternoon, the Wike said:
“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.”