Governor Nyesom Wike has urged his fellow party men to talk less and rather think more on how to guarantee victory for the PDP in the forthcoming General Elections.
The Governor who swiftly replied Senator Ahmed Markafi, a former National Chairman of the PDP over his comments said there should be no excuses on the part of party chieftains like Markafi when the time comes.
It was perhaps an indication by the Governor that he will keep his promise not to leave the PDP.
Speaking at the commissioning of land reclaimed for the purpise of providing residential accommodation at Ogbum-nu-Abali on Tuesday , Governor Wike remarked that the claim by the former Kaduna State Governor that they are very close friends was spurious.
Wike stressed that there has never been anytime when he wittingly or unwittingly dismissed the contributions of others to the growth of the party.
The Rivers Governor advised Senator Markafi to concentrate on how to deliver Kaduna State to the PDP instead of dissipating energy on talking about him.
Makarfi had on Tuesday morning on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme said Wike should not take any decision in anger.
But responding, Wike challenged the former PDP national chairman to ‘Operation Deliver Your Polling Unit’ and ‘Operation Deliver Your Local Government’.
According to him,, “I was watching television when I saw a former acting chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, and he said he is very close to me but I don’t know how close he is to me.
“I don’t know when last we spoke. I’ve never spoken to him for the past five months. So, if you are close to somebody politically, there is no how you won’t have spoken to the person.
“What I want to advise Makarfi is: Look you have a job, make sure PDP wins Kaduna State. Leave Wike. Make sure PDP wins in Kaduna State, I don’t want to hear excuses.”
The Rivers Governor said it was not sufficient for Markafi to grandstand on television or attempt to make him (Wike) an issue by making unsubstantiated or unverified claims.
‘Some of you, those you rate, you won’t even buy them for a naira. At the appropriate time, I will tell you who they are; the kind of characters we are talking about – people will speak here today, and tomorrow, they will say a different thing. I begin to wonder is it this leader that spoke to me last night? It is very unfortunate,”
He noted that while “Wike and his team are busy here bringing down all structures of APC, providing dividends of democracy. In your own state, you are only talking about Wike.”
Wike took a swipe at an undisclosed “rapist” and member of PDP who was present at an event in Kano State on Monday to receive the Senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, from the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
He accused the so-called “rapist” of not putting effort into persuading others to join the PDP, describing him as a “food is ready” politician.
“Anywhere any true Rivers man is, you must show that you are important, you must show that you have something to offer and not to do houseboy, we don’t belong to the houseboys; we are not known to be that.
“So, all of you, continue to show that you are not a second-class citizen in any state or any zone,” the governor added. LP 1à mu
Markafi who claimed to be a friend of Governor Wike urged him on Channels Television to sheath his sword and commit himself to the success of the PDP as a loyal party man.
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