Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has revealed how Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State saved the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) from destruction.
He said that the Rivers governor rescued the PDP and fought some forces that attempted to destroy the opposition get together within the final seven years.
Mimiko, made this knownon Wednesday on the flag-off ceremony for the development of the Azikiwe -Iloabuchi Street in Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mimiko mentioned: Past the self-evident bodily transformation, you (Wike) have stood as a bulwark in opposition to these sworn to emasculate the principle opposition get together, all of their bid to pressure a one-party State down the throats of Nigerians.
You had been at one level just about a one-man countervailing pressure, defending and defending our expensive PDP. You will have additionally, by means of daring authorized challenges, deepened the nationwide consciousness on the defects within the operating of our faulty federal system.
Talking additional, the previous Ondo governor mentioned the PDP wants Wike for its rescue mission from the shackles of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mimiko asserted that the Rivers governor is positioned and favoured to play a significant position in guaranteeing that the PDP wins the 2023 presidential ballot.
He mentioned: Your Excellency, our Occasion, the PDP, a Occasion for which you’ve gotten laboured a lot, appears saddled with the historic responsibility of forging this unity, a unity premised on reality, fairness, and justice, a unity upon which rescuing Nigeria from the removed from the passable efficiency of the previous seven years can be constructed.
It’s a mission that have to be achieved. A mission for which you’re specifically positioned and favoured to play a significant position. A mission that have to be subscribed to by all lovers of our nation.
Mimikos remark got here amid speculations that Wike could dump the PDP followinga fallout with the get together after its presidential main.
Recall that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had chosen Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his operating mate as an alternative of the Rivers governor.