The internal crisis rocking Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new dimension as the party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s ally has urged the federal government to take the governor of Rivers state out of the system before the 2023 general elections commence fully.
The spokesperson of the PDP campaign council, Daniel Bwala made this call while noting that is the only solution to tackle the party’s internal crisis.
Meanwhile, the case for the removal and suspension of Governor Wike from the PDP is still in court, a few weeks before the presidential election.
Bwala, who spoke Wednesday, February 15, on Arise TV, said the only solution to the unending crisis in the PDP in the state is the removal of the state governor, adding that the Federal Government should declare a state of emergency in Rivers.
Bwala said that Wike’s antics may deter free and fair conduct of the forthcoming elections in the state.
How Wike’s game plan will affect the 2023 presidential election, Daniel Bwala reveals, “If the chief executive officer of the state cannot allow a free and fair conduct, then the proper thing to do is to declare a state of emergency, remove him and conduct election there and this wouldn’t be new in Nigeria.”
Speaking further, Bwala said that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would win the presidential election even in Rivers State.
Recall Wike, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, when he received the former Governor of Lagos State and his presidential campaign team in Port Harcourt, said he is neither working for Tinubu nor against Tinubu.