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Governorship Aspirants Cries For Wike’s Head

Governorship Aspirants Cries For Wike’s Head

Sixteen aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants from Rivers State, have called on the national leadership of the PDP to disqualify a former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, from the 2015 governorship race.

The aspirants at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday accused Wike, who is also a governorship aspirant in the party, of compromising the entire process of the last ward congress in the state.

The congress was held nationwide by the party on Saturday.

Many aspirants had complained about lack of transparency in the exercise and claimed that the exercise was marred with irregularities.

The aggrieved aspirants asked the members of the National Working Committee of the party to, as a matter of urgency, “cancel the flawed Rivers ward delegate elections.”

If their demand was not met, they said they would seek redress in court.

The aspirants, who were at the briefing were Major Lancelot Ayanya (retd.), Mr. Beks Dagogo-Jack, Mr. Bernard Mikko, Prof. Don Baridam, Chief Barrister Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Prof. Israel Owate, Mr. Gabriel Pidomson and Abieatedoghu Bob-Abbey.

Others included Senator Lee Maeba, Mr. Nimi Walson-Jack, Capt. Nwankwo Sunday (retd.), Mr. Oseleye Ojuka, Chief Paweriso Samuel, Mr. Sampson Ngerebara, Dr. Silva Opusunju, Mr. Tamunososisi Gogo-Jaja and Prince Tonye Princewill.

They all signed a statement which was read by their leader, Owate.

The statement read in part, “We call on the NWC of the PDP to cancel the flawed Rivers State ward delegate elections. That Wike should be disqualified as a governorship aspirant for compromising and corrupting the processes leading to the ward delegate elections and bringing the PDP to disrepute in Rivers State and the nation.

“We call on the NWC of the PDP to invoke its constitutional powers as provided in part viii section 5, sub section 5 (2)(e) of the PDP constitution as amended to dissolve the docile and incompetent two-man Rivers State working committee and appoint a care-taker committee to run the party until another executive committee is elected.”

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