The emergency in the People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken another turn as Lead representative Nyesom Wike of Rivers State challenges the party’s authority to suspend him.
Lead representative Wike, who was responding to inquiries from select writers during a talk on Friday in Rivers State, said the party’s authority understands what he is able to do.
“I beseech them today, they shouldn’t sit around to suspend me,” said the lead representative during the media visit held at the Public authority House in Port Harcourt.
“They ought to call a Public Leader Board of trustees (NEC) – meeting – presently and say ‘you are currently suspended from the party’. Anything you see, you take. They understand how I will respond.”
The lead representative has been in the news as of late, however this time, condemning his ideological group on whose stage he was chosen lead representative for two terms.
In front of the overall decisions, he reported his bid to join the race for President Muhammadu Buhari’s replacement when the President finishes his term.
Yet, the lead representative lost the PDP official ticket in the wake of scoring 237 votes to come behind previous VP Atiku who surveyed 371 votes to win the party’s essential led in May.
Weeks after the official essential was held, Atiku named Lead representative Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate.
While Lead representative Wike said he had acknowledged the result of the essential with honest intentions, he demanded that Congressperson Iyorchia Ayu should leave as the party’s public director for value since a northern official up-and-comer has arisen.
His activities, in any case, are said to have been seen by some as hostile to party exercises in the midst of hypotheses that the PDP authority may be wanting to endorse him.
Asked how he could respond if he somehow managed to be endorsed, Lead representative Wike answered, “Who will suspend me, which party? No issue … what do you believe is our work here?
“My work here isn’t just (to execute) projects; I’m not saying I’m greater than the party, however the individuals who took off from the party can’t suspend me from the party.”
Different applicants in the essential included previous Senate President Bukola Saraki (70); Akwa Ibom State Lead representative Udom Emmanuel (38), Bauchi State Lead representative Bala Mohammed (38), Previous Senate President Pius Anyim (14), Mrs Tari Diana Oliver (One), and Mr Sam Ohuabunwa (One).