The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, in his statement on Thursday condemned the alleged attempt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to impose a minority leader on the opposition party.
Governor Wike while reacting to the decision described the move as treachery which was not surprising.
Wike, speaking while been visited by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, at the Government House, regretted that trading has been placed above party loyalty at the House.
He stated that he is a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party who believes in the ideal of the party.
“I am not surprised. When you have traders and merchants, what do you expect?”
“It is unfortunate for those who do not understand what politics is all about. I am a core party man. I believe in the party”.
The governor stated that peer review was necessary to advance the course of development across the states of the Federation.
“I am happy for this visit. We shall reciprocate the visit at the appropriate time.”
“It is good for us to continue to compare notes to learn best practices from each other,” he said.
He expressed confidence in Governor Wike to move Oyo State forward and deliver development.
Governor Wike while speaking stated that what happened at the House of Representatives where the position of the PDP was subverted called for concern.
“We all saw what happened at the National Assembly yesterday, they are things that calls for concern, if the party takes a position on certain things, we want to ensure that, that is carried through”.
The Oyo State Governor stated that he was in Rivers State to discuss the issues of true federalism and the roles of states in the development process.
He commended Gov. Wike for his achievements during his first term, he noted that he expects him to do more projects for the people of Rivers.
“We have seen the giant strides of the Governor during his first term. We are here to learn from him”, he said.