Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has finally cleared the air on defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying that he will remain at the party and fight on.
Wike announced on Thursday amid the crisis bedeviling the party.
Recall that the governor’s camp withdrew from the campaign team of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over the refusal of the National Chairman Iyiorcha Ayu to resign from his position.
Wike spoke during a meeting of PDP stakeholders in the state at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
“We will do the fight at the party. We are not like them when in 2014 they walked out of Eagle Square. They’ve forgotten. They walked out and joined APC.
Wike posited that those who fight and run away are weak people, saying he and his team will fight as members of the party.
The governor noted that the constitution of the party clearly states that elective and party offices must be zoned.
“You have taken the presidential candidate, you have taken party chairman, you have also taken the DG of the campaign. We are talking about party politics.”
Wike said decisions are made by the presidential candidate, party chairman, and the DG of the campaign.
“You can put pressure on the BoT chairman to resign when his tenure hasn’t come to an end. But you cannot put pressure on the chairman to resign”, he added.