Rivers State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Nyesom Wike, has berated some PDP aspirants for betraying the party in 2015, saying they do not deserve the party’s presidential ticket for 2023.
Wike, who alluded to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said some aspirants in the PDP, caused disunity in the party in 2015, formed the new-PDP and sold out the party’s goodwill and electoral opportunities.
He spoke when he met Oyo PDP leaders and delegates in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State on Thursday to solicit support ahead of the party’s presidential primary this month.
The Governor said:
The issue is, who are those who made PDP to lose election in 2015 that today we are suffering? Today, we are in opposition and trying to take power back.
But see what the country has been turned into. Who are those who told Nigerians that President Buhari is a saint, that President Buhari will salvage Nigeria. What is their sense of judgment. Who are those aspirants who abandoned PDP, betrayed PDP and went to support President Buhari?
Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, insisted that some PDP presidential aspirants brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power.
Now we are suffering. People are dying everyday. From January to March in Kaduna, over 1000 people have been killed. So many people have been kidnapped.”
The Rivers Governor also alluded to a similar behaviour that was demonstrated by a PDP chieftain, who got immersed support of the party in 2019.
Wike said that there was a need for electorates at all levels to be more concerned about the kind of people they wanted to entrust the leadership of the country.
He said anyone desiring to govern Nigeria must be firm, courageous and should own up to what he said.