- Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor
Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State has said the Board of Trustees members set up by the PDP to look into the emergence of Ndidi Elumelu as Minority Leader of the House of Representatives is the most corrupt in history.
Elumelu had emerged as Minority Leader against the wish of the party, with a committee set up to look into the anomalies of his emergence.
Austin Opara (Rt. Hon), a Deputy Speaker of the Green chambers pulled out of the committee comprising former Senate Presidents, Iyorcha Ayu, Adolphus Wabara and David Mark.
Wike, on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, said the party should not toy with Rivers State as the state was capable of fighting the party to a standstill.
He said Opara’s withdrawal is a signal to the ”illegal activities” the committee is carrying out.
“The Committee set up by the PDP on the illegal emergence of Ndudi Elumelu is the most corrupt committee ever set up by the party.
“We thank our worthy son, Hon. Austin Opara, for withdrawing from that committee, so that he is not entangled in the illegal activities of the tainted committee “.
“We are warning PDP to be careful not to toy with Rivers State. Rivers State has all it takes to withstand the PDP and fight the party to a standstill. The Rivers State governor is not one of those governors that anyone can cajole. The Rivers State governor is not one of those governors that will kowtow to their illicit activities,” Wike said.
Senator Walid Jibrin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP had denied that the Chairman of the committee, Ayu submitted a report to the BoT on the 9th of September.
In the said report, it was rumoured that the committee advised that the PDP should work with Elumelu in order for peace to reign, but Walid’s has however discountenanced such reports saying the BoT is yet to have the report.