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Crisis: ’I will pepper you’ – Wike dares PDP to sanction him

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has dared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to “sack” him for demanding “justice” from the leadership of the party.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Governor Wike issued the challenge on Friday night while giving his remarks during a state banquet he organised in honour of members of the G-5 who are in Port Harcourt to flag-off PDP campaigns in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections. The campaign flag-off was held on Saturday.

The G-5 PDP governors include Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu, (Abia).

“They say they will sack me. I have been looking for the day they will sack me. Then they sack me, I pepper you. You will know that khaki no be leather,” Wike said.

Also speaking at the event, Governor Ortom declared that the position of the PDP G-5 Governors is to ensure that the interest of all members of the party was protected.

“Let me reiterate the commitment of the G-5. We are committed to ensuring equity, fairness, and justice for all Nigerians.

“We believe in the rule of law and due process. Whatever is happening in the party now, is for us to ensure that every member of PDP is protected,” Ortom said.

Ortom also hinted that the group is not opposed to reconciliation but insisted that “the reconciliation must be based on equity, fairness, and justice. Anything less than that will not be accepted by us.”

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