People are wondering what is going on between Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, both members of the Peoples Democratic Party in southern Nigeria.
The two became close after Edo State Governor Obaseki defected from the APC to the PDP and was appointed Rivers Governor Director-General for his second term re-election campaign, which they won.
Their war of words began when Edo State Deputy Governor Phillip Shuaibu asked the PDP’s national leadership to fully integrate their supporters who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.
Shuaibu claims their supporters feel accepted in the party, leading some to speculate that Obaseki and Shuaibu are not allowed to leave the PDP.
But the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said, “I am not leaving the PDP,” and added, “People who are not comfortable with the party’s leadership should go.”
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“Even though I have no plans to leave the PDP, my followers think it’s time for me to just draw the curtains and leave,” Deputy Governor Shuaibu said.
“We talked about harmonisation. They refused to harmonise, and for some of us, that means that we are not welcome to PDP. ” Shuaibu explains.
“We do not say dismantle or drive everybody to accept us. We say, “Create room for Anselm Ojezua and create room for X,” just like we don’t do for appointments in the government, we don’t create space for the old PDP. We meet and some of them are commissioners. The Deputy Governor added
“Take disciplinary action against Shuaibu”
“What the Edo Deputy Governor said was that they would leave the party, which is a threat to the PDP and impunity,” Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike said.
“For the sake of that, I’m going to write to the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, to make her take disciplinary action against the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu.” He added.
“PDP is not your personal property.”
But Edo Governor Obaseki said the personal attacks of Wike against the Deputy Governor were uncalled for.
“If Governor Wike is a person who shows respect and courtesy to my colleagues, I’m supposed to reach out to them to express my concerns about the views my deputy governor is making instead of going on this unwarranted public attack.”