• Wike bona fide PDP member, not undermining party,  says George

    Wike bona fide pdp member not undermining party says george - nigeria newspapers online
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    A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has described Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike as a bona fide member of the party, maintaining that the immediate past governor of Rivers State is not engaging in anti-party activities.

    During a live programme yesterday, the elder statesman noted that Wike had written the party, stating his intention to work in the ruling All Progressive Congress government of President Bola Tinubu.

    When asked if the minister is working against the party, the ex-Deputy Chairman (South) of the PDP submitted: “That’s exactly what I’m driving at. They (Wike and Atiku) just didn’t get out in different directions, something happened. And the party leaders must come down and do an in-depth post-mortem analysis of what happened.”

    Justifying Wike’s appointment in the APC-led administration, George stated: “Once party A wins an election, it opens the door to say, ‘Let’s have a united group.

    “When Obasanjo won the election in 1999, he invited people from ANPP, APGA, AD,” citing an example of the late Bola Ige, who served as Attorney-General of the Federation, and Minister of Justice, while he was a member of the Alliance for Democracy.

    He continued: “We can’t just have a Berlin wall to say that once you’re a member of this, you can’t serve there. The fact that you’re serving there doesn’t mean you’ve left your party.”

    On the status of the PDP in Lagos State, George stated: “I just came back from Ibadan where we had an elders’ meeting in respect to discordant voices that are coming out from Ondo State. People should get back to their various local governments and contribute their quota.”

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