The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he is ready to fight it out with his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Governor described the panel set up by PDP to resolve the Minority leadership crisis in the House of Representatives as the most corrupt in the history of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Wike made this statement after the withdrawal of an ex-deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, from the panel.
Iyorcha Ayu, a former Senate President is the chairman of the panel. Other members include former Nigerian Senate Presidents, David Mark and Adolphus Wabara.
Gov Wike applauded Opara for withdrawing from what he described as a ‘tainted committee by not allowing himself to be entangled in the illegal outcome of the committee’s activities‘.
“The Committee set up by the PDP on the illegal emergence of Ndudi Elumelu is the most corrupt committee ever set up by the party.
“We thank our worthy son, Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, for withdrawing from that committee so that he is not entangled in the illegal activities of the tainted committee.”
The Governor warned the party not to toy with Rivers State as it is not in the interest of the party to do so.
He said: “We are warning PDP to be careful not to toy with Rivers State.
“Rivers State has all it takes to withstand the PDP and fight the party to a standstill.
“The Rivers State Governor is not one of those Governors that anyone can cajole.
“The Rivers State Governor is not one of those Governors that will kowtow to their illicit activities.”