Another PDP Governor will leave – Governor Wike says
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that another Governor who was elected on the platform
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also leave, days after Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State
defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike says One PDP Governor will leave the party soon, “I can tell you, there is one PDP governor
that will leave,” he said Wednesday during an appearance on Politics Today
Governor Wike, however, declined to give the name of the governor or when he will leave the party.
Citing the 2019 victories PDP recorded over incumbent APC governors in Bauchi and Adamawa, he downplayed
the impact of Umahi’s defection on future elections. He added that people attribute too much power to
governors when the real power lies with the people.
“We didn’t have a party structure in Adamawa, we won because the people spoke. We didn’t have a party structure
in Bauchi, we won. The people spoke.
“As I speak to you today, performance is what gives any party, assuming a ruling party in that state, an advantage
to win a future election. It is not because you are the governor.”