Rivers crisis: Blame Wike for your woes – PDP youths tell 27 defected lawmakers

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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, youths, under the aegis of the National Solidarity Vanguard, have alleged that the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, was responsible for the emergence of factions in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Recall that Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had declared the seats of about 25 lawmakers loyal to Wike vacant.

Amid the political crisis rocking the state, the governor insisted that the defection of the lawmakers led by Amaewhule Martins from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC, remained illegal.

The development led to the emergence of a factional Assembly led by Victor Oko-Jumbo.

The PDP group, at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, accused Wike of instigating crisis within the party at both national and state levels.

Usman Saidu Calculus, the Executive Director of the PDP group, while addressing the press in Abuja, described Wike as a saboteur working against the party.

“Wike, once a prominent member of our party played a pivotal role in this monumental loss. His actions have cost us dearly, and we cannot remain silent,” the statement said.

“To the extent that he has weakened the party for the APC, we can no longer consider him a member of our party. He is already enjoying the 30 pieces of silver he sold the PDP for.

“Let this be a stern message to all who would put their ambitions above the party’s well-being and future. We cannot afford to lose more lawmakers or members in other states, especially when the stakes are now so high ahead of the next general elections,” the statement added.

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