Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed the real cause of the lingering crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on Friday during a media chat in Port Harcourt, the governor said the crisis rocking the PDP was because it failed to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the South.
The Rivers governor said the opposition party caused the internal wrangling by leaving the ticket open for all to contest and ignorantly planted a seed of discord among party members.
He said: “Those who thought they are too powerful, highly connected, and that they own the party said there should be no zoning of the presidential ticket – ‘leave it open and let the best candidate emerge’ – because they think they have the numbers.
“We jettisoned our constitution not knowing that we are laying the foundation, the seed of discord in the future.”
Speaking further, Wike insisted that the embattled PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, must resign for the sake of equity since a northern presidential candidate has emerged.