I’m still committed to PDP — Wike
September 24, 2022
Speaking on alleged plans to quit the PDP, Governor Wike said there was nothing of such nature.
His words: “I am still a full and committed member of the PDP. Of course, there are times you could have disagreements and what is out there to the public may not be a simple truth.
“I just want to state clearly that what I believe in and what I continue to stand for is equity, fairness and justice. It doesn’t matter whose interest is involved. What we are talking about today is not about presidential candidates. The primaries have gone. We are not talking about the vice presidential candidate. The candidate of the party has made his choice and which everybody has accepted. Therefore, that is not the issue. The issue as it is today is as provided in the constitution of our party. Section 7(3)(C) makes it clear that there shall be zoning of party offices and elective offices.
It is very clear and unambiguous. People who want to ascend to political power would always try to manipulate the system to suit them. And when they are doing this, they do not let the public know the actual facts. All they do is slant stories in such a way as to deceive the public.
“The founding fathers of our party never made a mistake. They knew the country called Nigeria and the complexities and therefore in doing things, they arranged it in such a way that we will not have problems in this our party.
In 2013/14, there was this issue of the presidential candidate of our party which of course we had President Goodluck Jonathan at that time emerging as the presidential candidate of our party and some members of our party played anti-party because they believed that the presidential candidate should come from the North.
“We have had our primaries and a presidential candidate has emerged but before a candidate emerged, there was the issue of where would the chairmanship go to because in our party, the chairman comes from either the South and the presidential candidate comes from the North or vice versa. This is to allow for inclusivity, for everybody to participate in the hierarchy of decision-making.
“As it is today, three persons are those who take major decisions of the party. One is the national chairman, another is the presidential candidate or president if you are in power, and then the Director General of the campaign. These are the three people who oversee the running of the party.
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