I am still a PDP member – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike maintains he is still a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Despite the calls for his expulsion, the FCT minister who sat for a media parley on Friday, March 14, stated that he is an advocate of the rule of law and his non-support of the party in the 2023 presidential election was the right step and thus moves for his suspension are uncalled for.

Wike said; 

“I am a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Have you ever seen me change anything?

“The one I supported before, what happened? I have decided to take a break. As you see me now, everybody should carry their cross. I was in PDP and I did not hide it: I told them I was not going to support their presidential candidate. Is it that I spoke or acted in a way people did not understand?

“Discipline me for what? That I did what? I am an advocate of the party’s constitution. Assuming we lost the governorship, will they be talking about Rivers as a PDP state?”

Wike further stated that what he has in mind is to carry out his assignment as FCT Minister. He added; 

“Now is the time for governance. Now is the time to do your assignment. The president has given me an assignment and I am busy carrying out my assignment. When the time for politics comes, we would know who is where and who is not where.”