By Kolawole Ojebisi
Governor of Rivers state, Chief Nyesom Wike has again spoken out on the state of the All Progressives Congress(APC). Governor Wike said that it’s his prayer that the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) continues to be in crisis.
Wike who revealed this in an interview he granted Arise Television also added that he is happy with the circumstances responsible for the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)
He noted that he cannot pray for the APC not to make mistakes stressing that the ruling party’s issues will continue to be a boost to the chances of the PDP at the polls.
He said, “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united.”
Wike maintained that the crisis in the APC is a music to his ears because when the PDP had its crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff the ruling party jubilated; he hinted that victory is assured at Edo election for PDP.
“Remember that we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and the APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to be in crisis. We have taken another state. Unfortunately, APC isn’t really a political party. They came together just to take over power.
“I want my party to be in power and therefore, I cannot be praying for APC not to have crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes everyday and my party will continue to grow.” he said.
The governor, who prior to the PDP primary had pulled out of the reconciliation talk between Obaseki and other aspirants, said he has no problem with Obaseki’s emergence as the standard bearer of the PDP for the Edo governorship election.
He, however, advised that members of the party must be carried along on issues concerning the party. He asked members of the state PDP to be united for the interest of the party and to work together to win the forthcoming election and avoid falling into the same problems bedevilling the ruling party.
“Carrying people along does not mean giving money. That is the mistake people make. It means listening to them, appealing to them and making them recognise the greater interest of the party,” Wike said.
The Edo governorship election is scheduled for September 19. It is projected to be an epic battle for the control of the state.