Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has tackled the ousted Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, saying he or any other individual cannot derail the party’s mission to ‘rescue’ Nigeria.
Reacting to the Court of Appeal dismissal of Secondus’ application that sought to stop the PDP convention and reinstate him as the national chairman of the party, Wike stated that Secondus’ attempt to scuttle the PDP national convention made him an enemy of the party .
He said that PDP’s mission to rescue Nigeria was a commitment that would not be compromised .
“What Secondus is doing is to sabotage the efforts of Nigerians, the efforts of PDP from rescuing this country from the hand of the party that has failed the country. And it is not fair.
“This is a party that has given you everything and there’s nothing wrong in making sacrifice. Even if, assuming though not conceding, that anything was wrong, we expected that having achieved what you have achieved in your life from this party, there is nothing wrong in making sacrifice.
“If you make sacrifice for the party, you’re making sacrifice for Nigerians. If PDP is not there, which other party is ready to rescue Nigeria?”
“Our constitution provides that if a national chairman is removed, the deputy national chairman from that zone will immediately be the chairman or acting chairman as the case may be.
“And so, when Secondus was removed, he handed over to the acting national chairman now. So, the act has already been done, completed. So, what will the court say when someone is already acting and supervising that office.”
According to Governor Wike, the PDP convention on Saturday and Sunday, would be one of the best that has ever been conducted.
“Nigeria is in problem and we cannot do it alone. We require everybody to work with us, collectively and see how this country can be rescued.
“Nigerians are not happy with the ruling party, the way Nigerians are being treated. Like I’ve told everybody that there is nothing better than making sacrifice for the interest of the country. PDP is the only platform, and which it is today as the only opposition party that will rescue Nigeria.”
“Anybody who crosses our way to stop this rescue of Nigeria, the person is an enemy of to this country.” He concluded.