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PDP: Nwoko slams Wike for allegedly causing confusion

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
15 November 2022   |   1:43 pm
The Senatorial candidate for Delta North under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ned Nwoko, has slammed Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike for allegedly causing confusion in PDP.

Nwoko

*Insist he should be expelled from the party

The Senatorial candidate for Delta North under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ned Nwoko, has slammed Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike for allegedly causing confusion in PDP.

Nwoko, who had earlier called for disciplinary action against the governor, accused him of instigating a crisis in the party since he lost the presidential primary ticket to Atiku Abubakar.

Nwoko also accused Wike of wasting huge sums of money belonging to Rivers State to secure the Party’s Vice Presidential nomination, which again failed.

In his reaction, the Rivers State Governor in a statement issued by his Commissioner for Information, Mr Chris Finebone, stated that Nwoko’s persistent attack against him was not unconnected to the $418 million Paris Club refund being claimed by some consultants, including Nwoko, which Wike and some other governors have opposed.

But Ned Nwoko Media Directorate had lambasted Wike for stoking unnecessary confusion in PDP, describing him as a sore loser, embittered by electoral defeat.

The Directorate further urged him to come to reality with the fact that the Presidential primary has come and gone, and that he should let go of the past. The statement further challenged Wike to disclose his source of livelihood outside the political office.

“It is unacceptable for Wike to continue to embarrass PDP with crude and unruly tendencies, attempting to play God. He should stop his recklessness.

“Enough of his unguarded statements. They were unbecoming of a governor. Why is he complaining everywhere because he lost an election?

“Who made him an indispensable leader? Does he know how PDP evolved? His agitations are not genuine but selfish.”

The statement read that Nwoko was engaged by the states from 2005 as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and he began his campaigns (at the High Court in London) for the federal government to stop further deductions from the states and local governments’ allocations and for the excess deductions to be refunded.

He wondered where Wike was at the time. Where was he when the likes of former governors, including Bonny Haruna, Orji Uzor Kalu, Peter Obi and Jolly Nyame visited Nwoko’s office in London with their teams? He asked.

Nwoko felt it was an insult for Rivers State Governor to ask what Prince Nnwoko does for a living after hugely benefiting from his patriotic efforts.

He further alleged that Wike was not fighting for the South and that he would not have insisted on the removal of the party Chairman if he had been chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate.

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