Wike: ‘It Will Be Political Suicide To Ignore Ortom, Fayose, Makinde, Jang, Others’

Former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jacob Mark, has advised the opposition party’s leadership to pacify aggrieved members.

Naija News reports that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some of his loyalists are currently at loggerheads with the PDP leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over failed agreements. Speaking on a television program, Jacob Mark said the doors to mending issues with Wike are still open. According to him, the Rivers governor is very interested in settling issues in the PDP and won’t work against the opposition party. He warned that ignoring the grievances of Senator Jonah Jang, former Governor Ayodele Fayose, Governor Seyi Makinde, Governor Samuel Ortom, and others is political suicide. “I’m not too sure it is correct for anybody to assume that he (Wike) has shut his doors against the PDP, the party he has vowed to support to victory; the party he has reassured after returning from his trip,” Mark said. “I think every other person in the party should take advantage of that, and people should climb down from their high horses, discard winners take it all away approach, and there must be no room for political arrogance where you disregard people who have the feelings of being ignored. “You cannot at this stage be facing a big election we are talking about and ignore the people. I have seen the likes of governors who are together with Wike. You will be committing political suicide if you elect to ignore some people. “I have listened to former governors (David) Jang, (Ayo) Fayose, and I have listened to the voice of (Governor Seyi) Makinde, I heard from (Governor Samuel) Ortom, these are stakeholders of the party, and when you are going into a general election where you want to unseat a ruling party, you will be politically incorrect to ignore such people.”

This article was originally published on Naija News


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