The National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Debo Ologunagba, has dismissed claims that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is planning to dump the party.
Ologunagba who affirmed that Wike is an important and loyal member of the party, said the governor had invested so much in PDP to think of dumping the party.
Recently, the Rivers State Governor has been associating with chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and this led to the belief that Wike may dump PDP or work against the party come 2023.
However, Ologunagba, in a statement said: “Governor Wike is an important member of this party. He is a man who has invested so much in this party. He has also harvested so much from the party; the party has also promoted him.
“He has said in so many fora that he is a committed party man and has remained loyal to the party since inception.
“Before the presidential primaries which he contested, he told the whole world that he was ready to respect the outcome of the elections. I have no evidence that he has changed his mind.”
It is believed that Governor Wike has been aggrieved since the PDP’s presidential primary that produced Atiku Abubakar as its flag bearer.
The Governor is believed to be aggrieved that Atiku ignored him and picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate.