Why PDP failed to suspend Wike, Makinde, others over anti-party activities – George

April 19, 2024

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has reacted to calls for the the suspension of FCT minister, Nyesom Wike and other members of the G-5 group.

According to George, the PDP is more focused on reconciling its members than punishing them over previous actions against the party.

The PDP chieftain stated this during an interview with ChannelsTV on Thursday, April 18.

Wike, now the minister of the FCT under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), fell out with the PDP hierarchy in the lead-up to the presidential election of last year.

He and a group called G-5 including then-governors, worked against the PDP in the presidential election, insisting the southern part of Nigeria ought to produce the party’s flag bearer.

While many have questioned Wike’s membership of the party with others calling for sanctions against him, Bode George says the PDP is working to settle its matters.

“There is a standing committee. They are going to add more members to do a post-mortem analysis,” he said.

“We don’t want to start firing because there are one or two people that are still thinking about the past. The party must move on.”

“It is an issue in the party. It should not be resolved in the marketplace,” the PDP chieftain said, insisting “We are going to settle our own matters like a family.”

The PDP was the runner-up in the 2023 presidential election, losing to the ruling APC.

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, was its flagbearer in that exercise and also in 2019.

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