Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis may worsen if Governor Wike decides to dump the as he suggests.
Governor Wike of Rivers State, has sounded a note of warning that he may leave the party if factional PDP chairman Senator Ali Modu Sheriff clinches victory at the Supreme Court.
Wike made the statement on live television speaking during an early morning show on Channels Television on Thursday 25th May.
PDP has been in crisis with two factions, one head by Senator Ahmed Makarfi while the other is headed by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Wike said that it was against his belief to work together with the faction chaired by Senator Sheriff.
“It is very, very unlikely for me to be under Sheriff if the Supreme Court rules he is the party chairman. I can’t say if I will leave but of course I have my choice.
“There are things you can’t go on with, they’re certainly wrong.
“Have you seen the characters around Sheriff?
“Does the party have any clear roadmap with such person? And then you want me to go and work under such person?
“It is against my belief. It is even against the tradition, no I can’t do that,” Wike said.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has made a similar statement some months ago. The outspoken governor also suggested that he could dump the Peoples Democractic Party and run for the state gubernatorial elections on the platform of another party come 2018.
The news of the statement by Fayose was made public by the governor during on Wednesday 30th November when he met with members of Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere Chapter.
Acording to the reports, Fayose reacted to Ondo State governorship polls which PDP lost, he showed his uncertainty on which political party he would ride on for the 2018 polls.
He added that his decision would be made known at the right time.
“We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people,” he said.