Wike pulls out of Edo PDP reconciliation, labels PDP NWC members tax collectors

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as tax collectors.

Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the governor spoke in Port Harcourt while announcing his decision to pull out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the PDP.

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.

“From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State”, he said.

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