Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has explained why he criticises the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite being a senior member of the main opposition party.
Governor Wike gave the explanation when some members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) led by Uche Secondus, the party’s National Chairman, met with him at the funeral of his late uncle, Chief Ihunwo Wike, the Eze Epara Kwurume Chukwuokahia Obasinwo IV of Rumuepirikom Clan in Apara kingdom of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Saturday.
The governor insisted at the meeting held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, that he remains a committed member of the main opposition party but noted that his criticism of the party’s NWC is to help keep them focused and work towards reclaiming power at the federal level in 2023, the Punch quoted a source privy to the meeting as saying.
“The governor said he had no problem with either Secondus or any member of the NWC, insisting that he would never join any other political party apart from the PDP.
“He also told the team that he remained a friend and brother to the party’s national chairman but that sometimes he needed to criticise the NWC in order to make its members sit up and work towards getting power in 2023,” the source said.
Secondus and his team were later part of the guests that attended the burial of the late Wike who passed on at the age of 87.