Founding members contributed to PDP’s defeat in 2015 – Wike

Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has accused some founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of contributing to the defeat of the party in the 2015 general election.

This is as he declared that anyone who loves the PDP will make sacrifices for the sustenance of the party after the loss it suffered during the 2015 general election.

Wike spoke while addressing the national convention planning committee of the party at Government House, Port Harcourt, pointing out that only party members with hidden agenda would work towards creating disquiet in the party as committed members struggle to re-position it.

The meeting was attended by Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi, former governors of Ebonyi, Rivers and Niger states, Senator Sam Egwu, Sir Celestine Omehia and Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, as well as former deputy speakers of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and Chief Austin Opara, among others.

The governor stated that majority of the so-called founding members holding press conferences could not travel to their constituencies to campaign for the PDP, despite being adequately mobilised as recent events have shown.

He said, “Anybody who loves this party, knows that this is the time to make sacrifices. We are rebuilding this party and we need to work together in unity to succeed. It is important that we work as a team as that is the only way for us to achieve set goals. Only those with hidden agenda, will work against the party.”