Wike seeks Dickson’s exit from PDP

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RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday accused Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson of betraying their party — the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He demanded that he should exit the party or be shown the way out.

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The statement is a continuation of brickbats the governors have been throwing at each other over ownership of the Soku oil wells and other issues.

The Federal High Court returned the oil fields to Rivers, but Dickson insisted that Bayelsa’s historical ownership of the wells remained valid.

According to Wike, there is no basis for the PDP to intervene since the Federal High Court had determined the matter.

His Special Assistant  Simeon Nwakaudu, quoted him as saying in a statement: “I don’t know why they are interceding. They have no power to resolve the issue of oil wells.

“Secondly, the matter has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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“Anybody who is not satisfied should go on appeal. Are they interceding on behalf of someone who betrayed the party?

“They know that Governor Dickson betrayed and sold out the party. They know what happened in Rivers State during the 2019 election, that Dickson worked with my opponent.

“Throughout that period, the National Chairman himself knew that people were calling from all over the country to know the situation. Dickson never called one day.

“This was because of his alignment with the opposition. I can show proof that Dickson had already made up his mind to go over to the APC (All Progressives Congress).

“I am not going to sit down with anybody to discuss anything as it relates to Governor Dickson. I have no business with Governor Dickson.”

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Wike said the right thing for Dickson to do was to resign from the PDP.

“In fact, Governor Dickson ought to have resigned from the party by now, so that the leaders of PDP in Bayelsa would rebuild the party.

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