Don’t react to Wike’s provocation – Reno Omokri advises PDP
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to react to Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike’s provocative acts.
He said this in a Facebook post on Wednesday while reacting to Wike’s hobnobbing with Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday.
Wike, who is a PDP chieftain, told Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he would continue to support him despite belonging to a different party.
The Rivers governor was a guest at a conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) held in Eko Hotels, Lagos when he made the comment.
“If Sanwo-Olu is not doing well, even if he belongs to my party, I won’t come. So, for me, if you are in my party and you are not doing well, you won’t see me.
“If you are not in my party and you are doing well, you will see me and that is what I stand for. And I will not regret to say that I’m in support of you,” Wike said.
Wike is also at the forefront of the push for the removal of National Chairman of PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, whom he has called “very corrupt”.
He has maintained that his stance on the party chairman’s removal would never change.
On September 23, Wike dared the party to suspend him for anti-party activities.
Sharing a photo of Wike and Sanwo-Olu at the event, Omokri advised the PDP to ignore the Rivers governor’s antics no matter the level of provocation.
“No matter how much Governor Wike provokes the PDP, the PDP ought not to react. We are obviously going to win the election. Hopefully, we can settle with him before February 25, 2023. But if that proves difficult, we should just endure and never give fire for fire!
“If he gives an account of events he witnessed, or heard by hearsay, and other people within the PDP have a different account, they should give their own accounts in the same manner as our chairman did, dispassionately and without casting aspersions on Wike.
“Even if offence is given, don’t take it. There is a reason the English people say ‘don’t take offence’. Unless and until you take offence, it remains with the other person.
“Wike has not been maltreated by our party. But he feels maltreated. We should let him get it out of his system,” Omokri wrote.