Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, said he hopes the All Progressives Congress (APC), continues to make mistakes and remain in crisis.
Speaking in an interview in reaction to the dissolution of the APC’s National Working Committee and the upcoming election in Edo State, Governor Wike stated that he is happy that the ruling party is enduring its own share of political upheaval.
He claimed that the APC jubilated when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had its own internal wrangling, insisting that the current ruling party only emerged because its members wanted to wrestle power from former ruling party.
“I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united,” Governor Wike told Arise TV.
“Remember we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to be in crisis.
“We have taken another state. Unfortunately, APC isn’t really a political party. They came together just to take over power.”
Governor Wike stated that he is happy with the circumstances that brought Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, into the PDP.
He also said he has no problem with Governor Obaseki’s emergence as the PDP candidate for the upcoming Edo governorship election, but insisted that members of the party must be carried along on issues concerning the party.
“Carrying people along does not mean giving money. That is the mistake people make. It means listening to them, appealing to them and making them recognise the greater interest of the party,” he said.
The Edo governorship election is scheduled for 19 September.