Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has lamented that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Demicratic Party (PDP) are tax collectors.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, stated this while informing the public of the governor’s decision.
He said: “I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.
“They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.
“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.
As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters. I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 edition.
“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.
“Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.
The governor stressed that he would no longer participate in any reconciliation and wondered why the NWC wanted to consult governors of the party and he stressed that the crisis in the APC will be a child’s play compared to what will hit the PDP.
He said: “I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.
“Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.
“From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State.”