APC Chieftain in Rivers State, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze has urged Governor Nyesom Wike to keep the pledge he made to Nigerians during PDP presidential primary elections in Abuja to support the winner.
In a statement released in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Eze recalled Wike’s pledge to back whoever the PDP chooses to run as its candidate in the 2023 elections.
He claimed that Governor Wike had made the statement voluntarily to demonstrate his allegiance to the umbrella party and his dedication to its goal of winning the 2023 presidential election.
He did so in light of Wike’s recent threat to make public some recent PDP events following the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s national television interview.
Eze, an ally to the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said such a threat does not hold water and only presented the Governor and his cohorts as mere busybodies, saying nothing under the sun was apparently new about the PDP and Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “Is he (Wike) going to tell us that he never wasted Rivers State funds in the wild goose chase of the PDP Presidential ticket in which he was thoroughly defeated?
“Or is he going to tell us that he never mobilized to be appointed as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP? Or is Wike going to tell us that he never vowed to support whoever emerged as the PDP presidential flagbearer?
“In case he has forgotten, he should listen to the video containing his speech where he thundered and vowed that he would support, ‘to the fullest’, anybody who emerges PDP flagbearer.
“I have counseled Wike to pipe down and accept his fate as his past deeds and unwarranted and unguided utterances were the major factors that worked against him in not clinching the PDP presidential ticket or becoming the vice presidential candidate to the PDP presidential flagbearer.”