PDP Crisis: Fall Out In Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s Camp As Allies Abandoned Him
Following the perceived stalemate that characterized the reconciliation committee set up to end the rift between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the crisis rocking the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another dimension as some of Wike allies have fallen out with the Rivers Governor for being oppressed.
According to Vanguard, a source familiar with the frosty relationship between the two PDP leaders, who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that the two camps have failed to shift grounds, a situation that may affect the reconciliation. However, according to the source, most politicians, especially those from Rivers State are tired of Wike’s “bravado.”
Some of Wike’s former allies, allegedly led by former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Austin Opara, including Sen. Lee Maeba as well as the former Governor, Celestine Omehia are said to have dumped him. Others are Hon. Jones Ogbonda, former Rivers Assembly member, Ikechi Chinda; former PDP Chairman, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area and Chinyere who has been declared wanted by Governor Wike.
Meanwhile, as reported earlier, loyalists of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike have called for the restructuring of the party leadership to accommodate more southerners, saying the party as presently constituted is pro-North.