As the 2023 election draws near, Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has mocked those who are saying that they can do without the five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors ‘demanding for inclusivity in the party’.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Wike made the taunt during a media parley in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Governor Wike, who was a presidential aspirant of the PDP, is leading a group of party chieftains (Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State) who are demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of the PDP, in order to achieve a “regional balance” considering Messrs Ayu and the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are both from the north.
However, Ayu has insisted he would not resign because he was elected for a four year-term.
Governor Wike on Sunday reminded those that believe the PDP would win the 2023 presidential election without his involvement and those of four other governors from southern Nigeria that votes are not cast in the media, neither are elections won there, but in the units, local governments and States where those five governors are at home with their people.
According to him, the outcome of the elections will surprise them.
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