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Wike No Longer in PDP – NEC Member Declares

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Executive Committee, Timothy Osadolor, declared that the immediate-past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is no longer a member of the party, given his conduct before, during and after the 2023 general elections.

Osadolor, who made the statement during a telephone conversation with The PUNCH on Tuesday, May 30, noted that the leadership of the party had decided to isolate Wike and render him inconsequential in the affairs of the PDP.

According to him, Wike’s recent public outings wherein he appeared to be leaning towards the All Progressives Congress, give him away as a man in perpetual craving for the spotlight at all times and regardless of the cost to his image as an opposition political leader.

He said, “The PDP has ignored Wike because the man is no longer himself. There are more ways to deal with people apart from sanctioning them. You can keep someone in isolation. He (Wike) can boast that he is the one that stayed away, but is it not better to stay away than come to party activities, and nobody wants to associate with you? He has been given a cold treatment because he went to court to procure a judgment that says he cannot be suspended, but there is no judgment that says he cannot be avoided. That is what the PDP has been doing to him, and technically, if Wike wants to say the truth, he will tell you that he is no longer a member of the PDP. No PDP leader or member behaves the way he does.”

But in a swift reaction, a chieftain of the PDP and immediate past Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Chris Finebone, said Wike remained a bona fide member of the opposition party.

Describing Osadolor’s comments as wishful thinking, Finebone said he does not have any power to speak for the party.

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