Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has condemned the dissolution of the Ekiti State executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) as an act of tyranny that will be challenged in court.
Governor Wike, who is a member of the G-5 governors, warned that the resort to despotism by the NWC will not do the PDP any good in the forthcoming general elections.
Speaking at the campaign flag-off rally by the State PDP Campaign Council in Bori, Khana Local Government Area on Saturday, Governor Wike explained that the reason why the dissolution of the Ekiti State working committee will be challenged in court is because there are still members of the PDP who believe in the rule of law and that the party should respect its constitution.
He stressed that the Ayu-led NWC resort to tyranny will do more damage to the PDP as far as the 2023 general election is concerned.
Governor Wike also dared Ayu and his cohorts to extend the despotic tendencies to the G-5 governors and see if they could withstand the repercussion.
He urged Rivers State electorate in Khana to vote for the PDP governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, as well as all national and legislative candidates in the 2023 general election in order to consolidate on the achievements of his administration.
The governor also cautioned people not to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, who is facing criminal charges for his obnoxious role in the sale of Rivers State government assets by Chibuike Amaechi-led administration.
He described Cole’s claim that all the flyovers constructed by his administration are mainly in Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor local government areas as hypocritical, since he lives in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike announced that the State government has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of internal roads in Bori in fulfilment of his promise during the recent commissioning of the dualisation of the Bori-Kono road.
The Rivers State PDP governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, praised the PDP government under Governor Wike for performing excellently.