Wike’s membership status: ‘We’re not afraid of him’ – PDP clears air

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The Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP, has refuted rumors that Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory’s minister, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, or APC, which is currently in power.

Wike, a previous candidate for president in the main opposition party, was said to have defected to the APC.

When President Bola Tinubu selected the former governor of Rivers State to the position of FCT Minister in the APC government, rumors started to circulate.

PDP National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba clarified on Monday that Wike is still a party member, emphasizing that the minister has not yet resigned.

The PDP spokesperson responded to a question about the party’s fear of suspending the former governor in an interview with Channels TV by saying, “the answer in one word is no. Nobody is afraid of Wike”.

He added, “Membership of a political party is personal. Nyesom Wike has not resigned from PDP to the best of my knowledge.

“Wike has been a great member of this party. We had challenges before the general elections, which of course, is expected in politics.

“But that doesn’t mean that he is not a member of the party because he has not resigned. From the record that I have, Wike is still a member of the party.

“What is more important is the capacity of the party to reconcile itself. We know we have the capacity as a party to reconcile and bring everyone that has been aggrieved one way or the other because of this country.

“We need a party like PDP to help stabilize Nigeria. The APC has lost it. They have no vision, no direction.”

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