Wike has Become PDP Sole Administrator – APC mocks Opposition Party
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has become the sole administrator of the opposition.
Speaking through a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC said it had become obvious that Wike, the Rivers state governor has now become the defacto National Chairman, spokesperson and sole administrator, who determines what happens in the opposition party.
The APC further gloated that since the PDP had been rejected by Nigerians after ruling the country for 16 years, it had become obvious that there was nothing democratic about PDP’s policies and practices.
Excerpts from the statement read;
“As events have shown, it is a misnomer to call the party, Peoples Democratic Party as there is nothing democratic about its policies and practices.
The PDP to all intents and purposes has become the theatre of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Since assuming office after the disputed 2015 Rivers Governorship election, Wike has assumed the role of de facto PDP National Chairman, sole administrator, spokesman, organising secretary and BoT Chairman.
Recall Governor Wike’s imposition of an erstwhile PDP National Chairman without a formal convention and the leaked telephone conversation of Governor Wike (allegedly) threatening to kill INEC officials he had paid to rig the rivers rerun election in favour of the PDP.”
The APC also alleged that the governor recently threatened to teach the PDP presidential aspirants, including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, a lesson if they didn’t hold their convention in Portharcourt.
As 2019 approaches even faster, the political atmosphere in the country has been characterized by intra-party rivalry and violence and political mudslinging between the two major parties.
While the APC unanimously chose incumbent President Buhari as the flag bearer of the party in next year’s general elections, the PDP has 13 Presidential aspirants juggling for the ticket to contest for the Presidency on the platform of the party.