PDP Crisis: Wike Blasts Gana-Led Group, Says Plan To Cause Confusion Will Fail

Nyesom WikeGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has blasted the Prof. Jerry Gana-led Concerned Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, describing them as unpopular in their areas, but issuing threats and attempting to cause confusion in the opposition party.
The Gana-led group yesterday sacked the Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee of the PDP, in its place, constituting a 21-member steering committee to pilot the affairs of the party and work with the Board of Trustees to conduct the national convention.
The group, which comprises mostly of founding fathers of the PDP, in a communique signed by former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu; former Education Minister, Prof. Tunde Adeniran and media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, and issued at the end of its meeting in Abuja, described the planned amendment to the PDP constitution, championed by Sheriff, as illegal and insisted that the national convention slated for May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State be put on hold.
But Wike, who was one of the PDP governors that worked towards the emergence of Sheriff as national chairman and is favourably disposed to his continued stay in office after the May 21 convention, accused the Concerned Stakeholders of having a hidden agenda.
The governor spoke while addressing the National Convention Planning Committee at the Government House, Port Harcourt, last night.
He said: “Anybody who loves this party, knows that this is the time to make sacrifices. We are rebuilding this party and we need to work together in unity to succeed.
“It is important that we work as a team, as that is the only way for us to achieve set goals. Only those with hidden agenda will work against the party”.