Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the youth arm of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, have once again hit at the Governor of Rivers State, Nyewom Wike, blaming him for being politically selfish and causing the current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.
Daily Post reported that Wike and the G-5 governors are currently out of the country to decide who they would be throwing their weight behind in the forthcoming elections.
Which could either be Peter Obi of the Labour Party or Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, having made their thoughts known about their disagreement with their party’s candidature, Atiku Abubakar.
The National President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in a statement on Wednesday, described Wike’s movement as one driven by selfish interest.
Nnabuike, attacked Wike, claiming that the latter’s call for justice in the party was only after his race for the presidency failed.
He said, “We want to tell Nigerians not to be deceived by the likes of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, who claims to be fighting against injustice in the PDP whereas he is merely pursuing selfish interests.
“It is on record that Governor Wike scuttled the micro-zoning of the PDP presidential ticket to the South-East because he felt he would bamboozle his way and get the ticket. But having failed to realise that selfish ambition, he turned to be shouting for justice and equity.
“Where was the equity when he chased Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party out of PDP? Where was equity when he refused all entreaties to back someone from the South-East for the PDP ticket? Now that he failed to clinch to the ticket, he now realises there is equity.
“Nigerians should not be deceived by Wike’s gimmicks. I also urged the governors moving with him to realise that he is pursuing a personal agenda. There is nothing like integrity in what he is doing, so his claim of leading ‘an integrity group’ should be discarded.
“The citizens should not expect anything different but one that will be laced with personal desires and gains.”