Wike to sue ThisDay Newspaper, Pulls out of PDP Reconciliation Committee In Edo State


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).

He told newsmen in Port Harcourt today that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP are sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth.

According to him, instead of the NWC to carry everybody along in Edo state, they resorted to using the media to blackmail him.

“I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.

“They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.

“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.

“As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters. I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.

“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.
“Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back”, he stated.

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Governor Wike said he would no longer participate in any reconciliation and wondered why the NWC now wants to consult Governors of the party.

He questioned why the NWC did not consult with Governors in the case of Bayelsa State.

The governor warned that if PDP is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would be a child’s play.
“I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.

“Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.

“From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State”, he added.

Paulinus Nsirim
Commissioner for Information and Communications

June 23, 2020

Picture: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike pointing to the Thisday publication


  1. In the first place, Gov Wike should have known that the Edo State fight is not a gentleman’s fight. It is a fight between shameless tout called ex-Governor tagged Chairman. As a tout, he knows how to fight you using your own people in the inner caucus. They want to scare the likes of you and leave PDP open for a defeat before the core elections. And when you yield so soon as you’re trying to do when everyone thought you’re PDP strong man in front, then elections have been won in advance. Need I tell you that politics in Nigeria terrain is dirty? What name did they not call Goodluck Jonathan on seat? My brother rescinded your action of surrender for it’s part of the game to get Obaseki deserted. Regards!
    +eld Lawrence Sc Egwali.