Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has taken a jab at Chief Raymond Dokpesi, one of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Dokpesi is known to be an ardent campaigner for former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s presidential aspiration. He has also faulted calls for the zoning of the PDP’s presidential ticket exclusively to the south.
Dokpesi had accused Wike of leading others on a tour of Europe to perfect plans on whom the presidential candidate should be
But, in his reaction, Wike accused Dokpesi of causing a division in the party and being a mole for the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“I have always said to people in PDP, nobody should cause a division among the governors. We are trying as much as we can to build the party back and see that in 2023 PDP takes over governance,” said Wike, in a statement released by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.
I have some suspicion that people like Raymond Dokpesi are not really sincere to the Peoples Democratic Party and I think , I’m convinced that Raymond Dokpesi appears to be working for APC.
“I don’t understand where Raymond Dokpesi gets this information, this rumour that governors travelled to Europe to decide who will be the presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate of PDP. I wonder why governors will travel to Europe to make such a decision.
“I have told Raymond Dokpesi that there is nothing wrong with you preaching for the candidature of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri of Adamawa, a very experienced man, an intelligent man, a strategist. But don’t destroy other people because of this. Because when you destroy them it will be difficult for the PDP to win the election in 2023.”
He said: “We supported Atiku Abubakar when he won (PDP presidential ticket), and even if he wins now, the governors will rally round him, but when you destroy the governors and bring confusion, how will it work?”