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BREAKING: PDP fails to reach truce in Edo as Wike withdraws

Efforts to make Governor Godwin Obaseki the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party at the forthcoming Gubernatorial election in Edo state may have hit the wall, according to reports.

This is as a result of the failure to reach a compromise with the leadership of PDP in Edo and South South.

According to Commissioner for Information and Communications of Rivers state, Paulinus Nsirim, the leaders of PDP could not reach a consensus in a reconciliatory meeting that took place in Abuja, with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state pulling out of the meeting.

He explained that Governor Wike was unsatisfied with the way some party leaders have been maligning him in the media over the difficulty to reach a truce that will lead to the emergence of Obaseki as the party’s candidate as well doing things unconstitutionally.


The governor maintains that he wants the party structure in Edo state to be maintained by a particular leader in the state and that the National Working Committee of the party should stop acting like tax collectors.

He added that he has henceforth backed out from any kind of reconciliation as regards Edo primaries and that he wants to focus on the development of his state. He further explained that ThisDay Newspaper have been written by his lawyer for blackmailing him.

He said: “I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.

“They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.

“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.

“As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters. I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 edition.

“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.

Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back”.

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