Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shown that the opposition party is arrogant and taking Nigerians for granted.
Naija News reports that the governor made this known while speaking at a media briefing in Port Harcourt on Friday.
The governor said the internal wrangling in the party is only telling Nigerians not to trust them ahead of the 2023 elections, adding that the crisis might be its doom in the 2023 general elections except the party changes.
“We have not won the election we are too arrogant, we have not won the election and we are telling Nigerians look you cannot trust us, we say one thing and we do a different thing.”
Speaking on the way forward, Governor Wike stated that sacrifices must be made in order for PDP to win the election.
He said: “We sat there and he (Atiku) agreed with us that Ayu has to go what was remaining, he said we should give him one week… let Governor (Ahmadu) Finitiri, who is the governor of Adamawa State, let him tell Nigerians it is not correct.
“Let Governor Seyi (Makinde) tell Nigerians it is not correct. For us to have peace let us move on, let bygone be bygone. What is the problem? You are the presidential candidate, just give chairmanship to the South…. Within that one week, we didn’t hear from the presidential candidate again.
“If the presidential candidate respects us, what stops him from calling us and saying, ‘look, I have gone to look at this thing and the constitutional issues?
“Even in that meeting, we told him to bring your lawyer, we will bring our lawyer let us sit down and work it out, but he never told us (no).
“All we now heard on TV was that there will be constitutional issues. We forgot that we have constitutional matters, that the constitution says we must zone, but now we have forgotten the constitution (and) now you are bringing constitutional matters.”