- Rivers state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike is a die-hard Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member
- He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plunging Nigeria into a state of abyss
- The governor declared that only the PDP save Nigeria from its current predicament
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared that only the PDP can pull Nigeria out of its current quagmire.
The governor took a swipe at the ruling APC, accusing the party of plunging Nigerian into a state of abyss.
According to The Punch, the governor made the declaration after the premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Elechi Amadi’s ‘Concubine’ by Imo Edward on Tuesday, May 25, in Port Harcourt.
He maintained that no level of intimidation would make the people of Rivers state withdraw their support for the Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the PDP.
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His words: “The PDP is the only political party that can bring Nigeria out of its quagmire. Nobody can intimidate us. No amount of machine guns can change us. When we take a position, we stand by it.
“I am supporting Makarfi-led PDP National Caretaker Committee totally because they mean well for the party.”
Speaking on the stage play, Wike lauded the cast and crew for their “beautiful” performance.
In a swift reaction, the Rivers state deputy chairman of the APC, Chief Peter Odike, disagreed with the governor, insisting that the PDP was responsible for the country’s current economic woes.
He said: “It is the PDP that caused the present economic problem in the country through embezzlement of public funds. All these monies being brought in from houses in Lagos are owned by the PDP.
“Those who are facing trial for that; are they not members of PDP? The diversion of money meant for arms; who did it? Our brother, who was the President then, was a member of the PDP and under his watch, all these happened in this country. It is even the APC that is trying to revive the country.
“Right now, we (APC) have been able to fight insurgency to almost an end and we are getting out of recession. We were having fake economic boom under the PDP. Then they were importing rice and paying the subsidy, selling it low so that people would say Nigeria’s economy was booming. These are all fake.”
Meanwhile, former president, Goodluck Jonathan has called for the implementation of the 2014 national conference report saying it was key to solving some of the problems in the country.
Jonathan made the call at the Rivers state 50th year anniversary in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 24, where he also emphasized the need for fiscal federalism.
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