PDP Crisis: Wike Assumes ‘ Larger Than Life Image’ – Sule Lanido 

As the internal crisis in the main opposition People’s Democratic Party(PDP) festers ,former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido,has predicted that the man at the  centre of the matter and governor  Nyesom Wike is assuming an alleged “larger than life image “
Speaking during an interview on “Politics Today” a political programme on Channels TV.,Lamido said the  Rivers State  governor would  become a liability after the expiration of his tenure in May next year.

According to him  Wike does not have monopoly and control over the political choices of the people of Rivers State.

Lamido ,one of Atiku’s key loyalists said the Rivers governor is acting like an emperor, stating that the people of the state will only follow his order if they are slaves. He added that he is angry with the “bombastic rants” by Mr Wike regarding control of the structure of the party in the oil-rich state.

Mr Lamido’s comment is coming amidst the efforts to reconcile Messrs Wike and Atiku.He was responding to the face-off between Mr Wike and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

It also comes on a day reports emerged that Mr Wike and some of his allies met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Atiku, a former vice president, defeated Mr Wike and others in the PDP primary election.

Angered by his loss in the primary, Mr Wike believes that the last-minute withdrawal of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State from the presidential primary at the May 28 convention in Abuja played a part in the outcome of the exercise.

The conflict was further exacerbated after he was overlooked for the position of running mate to Atiku and the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa was selected.

Mr Wike and some governors of the party who support him have made some demands of the PDP. The group reportedly demanded the resignation of the National Chairman of party, Iyorchia Ayu, to pave the way for a replacement from the southern zone.

A three-man delegation from Atiku’s camp, led by Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, recently met with Mr Wike in Port Harcourt.

Other members of the delegation include a former governorship candidate of the party in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, and Akilu Indabawa, a former Special Adviser on Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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