Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has berated the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, for threatening to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that Shaibu had in an interview on Channels TV on Monday accused the PDP national leadership of causing friction in the state chapter of the party.
He said the challenges rocking the Edo PDP is why some of those who joined Governor Godwin Obaseki in dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC) are considering leaving the party again.
Shaibu however said despite the obvious challenges facing the party, he would remain with the PDP.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Eastern Bypass Road project in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Wike described Shaibu as an ingrate for threatening to dump the PDP for another party.
The River governor claimed that the Edo deputy governor knelt down to beg for the PDP to give them the platform to contest the governorship election in 2021.
He said: “This is the thing I am talking about impunity. I was watching when a deputy governor was ranting in the media, threatening the party that there is an alternative to PDP.
“This is the same deputy governor who knelt down to beg for us to give them umbrella. Today, he has the effrontery to threaten PDP.”