Congresses: Wike Has No Plan To Impose Candidates –PDP
Rivers State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has debunk claims that Governor Nyesom Wike plan to impose candidates for the party’s forthcoming congresses.
Recall that some concerned PDP members in Rivers State had in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Sokari Lucky accused Governor Wike of threatening to deal with party members who obtain nomination forms without his approval.
But reacting to this, State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Darlington Orji who stated this during a chat with newsmen said nomination forms for party congresses are not sold in the State but at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Orji describe those behind the allegation as a faceless individuals nothing that there was not time the Governor issued any threat to anyone, noting that Wike had always encouraged members with aspirations.
According to him, “It is an allegation from a faceless individual. I am the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Rivers State and I can confirm to you that I was in that meeting. There was no time the Governor issued out threat to party members.
“Rather the Governor has always encouraged members who have aspirations and this is not the first stakeholders meeting where he had said that the only weapon we have is for us to be united and work together and ensure that the State is safe for all,” the State PDP spokesman said.
He further said Governor Wike has always emphasized the need for the party to control power and that the way to achieve that is to remain united and that he has always stressed the need for peace in all part of the State at all times.
“That Rivers State must be safe for Rivers people and PDP must continue to be at the helm of affairs. And the only way we can achieve it is to make sure that our house is united. There was no time he issued out a threat or barring people from their aspirations,” Orji stated.