Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the G5 Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party will soon foreclose the possibility of reconciliation.
Recall that a crisis hit the PDP in May 2022 following its presidential primary over calls for the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to step down from office.
The demands championed by Wike and four other state governors, are hinged on the claim that the PDP presidential candidate and national chairman cannot be from the same region.
Wike, in an interview with the BBC on Friday, said he and his G-5 colleagues would not go back once they take a decision on their choice of a presidential candidate.
The Rivers governor said, “The point I am trying to tell you is that PDP should have their opportunity because there will come a time the door will be shut and nothing will happen. If that day comes, if heaven wants to come down, let it come down.
“Nobody should threaten anyone. If we (G5) take the decision today that we will not support the PDP candidate, we will give reasons why we will not support him and nothing anybody will do about it. They should better be careful.”
Asked about his plan to start campaigning for his preferred presidential candidate in January, Wike said strategies are being put in place.
He said, “Why are you in a hurry? I didn’t mention the particular date in January. People should calm down. We are all politicians; we have political strategies. I don’t work as an individual. That’s what people don’t understand.
“There are different strategies in going to war. What you see today is not what you see tomorrow. I laugh at them (PDP) when they say we are in touch with so, so governor.”
He reiterated the stance of the G5 governors not to leave the PDP for any other party.
Wike said, “We are not like them. We can’t leave our house for armed robbers, we won’t do that. This is a house we built. We cannot leave it, for who? No way.
“We will stay inside this house and fight. And we know that they have no choice but to allow peace to reign. They must bring the peace.”