June 19, 2024

Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, has thrown down the gauntlet to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging them to either suspend him or take action against him for alleged anti-party activities.

“Why would anyone discipline me?” Wike questioned. He asserted that those who had disregarded the party’s constitution by not adhering to rotation should be the ones facing consequences. Wike, a former governor of Rivers state, made these remarks during an interview with Channels TV.

Daring the PDP leadership, he asked, “Who can suspend me?” Wike, one of the PDP G5 governors, opposed the party’s decision to nominate Atiku Abubakar from the north instead of the south for the presidential election held on February 25th. He actively opposed Atiku’s candidacy and instead supported the eventual winner, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a move that strained his relationship with the PDP leadership.

Following his support for Tinubu, Wike was appointed as the FCT Minister under Tinubu’s cabinet, raising eyebrows within the PDP. Wike mentioned awaiting the outcome of a presidential panel to unveil those genuinely working for the party.

He proudly recounted PDP’s successes under his leadership during the general election, citing the significant number of governors, senators, House of Assembly members, and House of Representatives members the party garnered in his state.

In his resolute stance, Wike emphasized, “No one can talk about expelling me.” He reiterated that his contributions to the party and his state’s achievements for the PDP would make any such action untenable.

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