A group known as the Rivers PDP Third Force, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, to call the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, to order over his utterances on the 2015 governorship election in the state.
The group faulted Wike’s claim that he remained the only politician that could win the 2015 election, insisting that the minister must be stopped from contesting the poll.
The minister had during an interaction with journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital, last week, boasted that he would win the 2015 governorship election, if he decided to throw his hat in the ring.
A statement by the Secretary-General of the socio-political group, Mr. Oprite Amachree, said posterity would hold the PDP national leaders accountable, should Wike be allowed to breach the political order in the state, since he (Wike) came from Ikwerre, the same area the incumbent governor, Rotimi Amaechi, hails from.
The group said, “We urge the National Leader of the PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, to be wary of the new seed of destruction in PDP (Nyesom Wike), who has clearly shown with his utterances and unrestrained ambitions that he cannot be tamed.
“They (PDP leadership) must put an end to this endless hair-splitting in Rivers PDP and stop Wike from his inordinate ambition. Otherwise, posterity will hold them accountable for any political disorder that arises from Wike’s ambitions.
“As fathers of our great party, they ought to play their role when it matters most. We disagree with the views expressed by the minister on the Rivers PDP gubernatorial ticket, where he stated that he is the only person in the Rivers PDP and that there are no known or notable politicians of Rivers extraction who could deliver for the PDP, if given the mandate.
“We believe that his statement is in very bad taste, as it seeks to denigrate the entire members of our great party. This hegemonic stranglehold over the Rivers PDP portrayed by the Minister of State for Education has led to a breach in the ranks of the party”.