By John Alechenu
Immediate past National Publicity Secretary, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday said the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, remains a committed party leader who would not form an alliance with those who wish the party ill ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He noted that Wike was too politically savvy to hobnob with opposition parties and go into any form of alliance that could affect adversely affecting PDP’s electoral fortunes in the coming elections.
Ologbondiyan said this during an interview on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’, on Wednesday.
He explained that the PDP which he said was fully conscious of the task ahead was working tirelessly to put its house in order and resolve its internal crisis.
In response to a question about Wike’s meeting with opposition political figures, Ologbondiyan said Wike as a person and governor reserves the right as guaranteed by the law to associate with politicians across the political spectrum.
Ologbondiyan said, “I know it and I believe that Governor Nyesom Wike is savvier politically to go and put the life of his own political machinery into an arrangement that will stop its candidates from winning elections. I know he will not do a thing like that and I am very confident about that.
“I know it as a fact that Governor Samuel Ortom is contesting for Senate in Benue and the senate and presidential elections come up on the same day and same time.
“I know Governor Ikpeazu has senatorial interest too. So you think that they would sit down as politicians and seed out that out to a party that they don’t have conviction about its performance? That is not the way politicians do their thing and I am sure of that.”