Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor has boasted that without his support, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win the 2023 elections.
Wike who spoke on Friday in a media chat in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state said his influence and that of his allies should not be underestimated as the party needs them to win the 2023 polls.
The Rivers governor and his supporters have been demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the PDP.
Wike’s associates withdrew from the PDP presidential campaign council amid the call for Ayu’s resignation.
The governor said it is an injustice to party members from the south for the office of the national chairman to be occupied by a northerner, while the presidential candidate is also from the north.
“The concession we have made is that we won’t leave the party. Assuming we say we will leave the party, do you know the effect of that? Wike said.
“Whether you like it or not, if I leave the party today, PDP cannot win. If we are leaving, we are leaving with all our people, and that is the truth of the matter.
“However, let this man go, the zone that is supposed to produce the chairman, produce the chairman and you don’t want to make the concession. What concession have they made?
“Do you think that today, we the five governors say we going to a party and there will still be PDP?
“If the five governors say we are leaving the party, forget all this noise people are making, we are very formidable. We are not just ordinary governors, we are very formidable, we are very strong.”