Honourable Kelechi Nwogu, a Rivers State Home of Assembly member, symbolizing Omuma State Constituency has declared that Rivers State Individuals Democratic Party members have taken their conclusion to stand with their governor, Nyesom Wike, on which way to go in the 2023 presidential election.
He was emphatic in a chat with our reporter that no matter what their chief, Wike decides is in the fascination of the Rivers persons and the PDP family in the State would toe the line.
“Leadership, they say, is the potential to present people today the way to go and go the exact way with them, no matter of the encumbrances that may well be encountered. For us as Rivers people, we have a leader whose text can be taken to the lender and whose directives are not able to be jettisoned by a true member of the PDP. On quite a few fora, our leader, Main Barr. Nyesom Wike has designed his position known to Nigerians and the complete planet that Rivers people would not help any presidential applicant that takes them for granted,” he said.
“It is pertinent to state below, without having mincing terms, that the situation of Governor Wike on Presidential election is the exact same with each true member of the PDP in Rivers State. In because of time, the Governor shall discuss to us as to wherever to channel our political will since we have a pretty powerful political will. As it stands, we are active allowing Rivers individuals know about Sir Siminialayi Fubara commonly recognised as SIM, who would choose in excess of as the Governor of Rivers State in 2023. It is also critical that I use this medium to buttress the call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP in the desire of peace and fairness,” he additional.
It would be recalled that right before the PDP major election in Abuja, in late May well, Wike experienced pledged to help whoever emerged as the party’s flag bearer. He also certain me he wouldn’t leave the party, no matter of what transpired.
Wike was searching very excellent to emerge to fly the party’s flag going by his political muscle. Regrettably for him, his colleague from Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal withdrew from the race and urged his delegate supporters to vote for Atiku. This won the fight for the ex-vice President.
The Rivers Governor felt really hard carried out by with Atiku’s victory in the primaries, but his moi was bruised when his neighbour in the South-South was picked to be the vice presidential applicant.
Wike’s insistence on Ayu’s elimination
Asides from other grievances that sprang up in the aftermath of the emergence of both equally Atiku and Okowa, Wike has admitted that his key rancour with PDP leadership is the failure of the party’s countrywide chair, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to resign.
He claimed that there was an agreement through the zoning debate that each the presidential prospect and the countrywide chairman are not able to come from the very same area.
Considering the fact that Atiku is from the North, Ayu simply cannot remain as the PDP helmsman mainly because he also hails from the North. Notwithstanding the resignation of Walid Jibrin as the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Wike insists Ayu must go. Amid this, members of the Countrywide Govt Council (NEC) passed a vote of self-assurance on Ayu. As substantially as Ayu continues to be as PDP chairman, Wike are unable to get the job done for and with Atiku.
Hon Nwogu is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. He was 1st elected into the Rivers State Household of Assembly in 2011 to stand for Omuma State Constituency. He succeeded Hon. Emmanuel Okatta. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He had aspired for the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party’s Property of Representatives ticket for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency 2019, but afterwards withdrew for the eventual winner Main Ephraim Nwuzi.
In the assembly, Nwogu at a variety of occasions chaired the property committees on sports (2011) and nearby federal government and chieftaincy affairs (2015 and 2019). He has similarly sponsored and co-sponsored several charges and moved motions as a member of the State Property of Assembly.