Group frowns at Gov Wike’s visit to Jang’s faction of PDP

A group, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patriotic Forum, in Plateau State has expressed their displeasure over the recent visit of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, to Plateau State.

In an official statement issued Wednesday, the group, which is made up of faction of the PDP politicians loyal to Senator Jerry Useni, stated that they are disappointed that Wike, as one of the leaders of the their great party and an aspirant for the presidential ticket of the party, chose to act in a manner that would not only subject their great party to ridicule, but further split the party.

According to the statement, issued on Wednesday and signed by the PDP Patriotic Forum Plateau State, Kefas John Huang, the group regretted, that as one of the leaders of their party, Wike should have been more circumspect and tactful.

They, however, alleged that the governor turned the visit into a personal one that elevates only certain personalities within a particular faction of the PDP on the Plateau.

“That our faction of the party was treated with levity and scorn is evident from the way and manner the Rivers State governor was smuggled into the state without letting the leaders of our faction including General Useni, who has sacrificed so much for the party know.

“To add insult to injury, the Jonah Jang faction of the party, without consultation, led Governor Wike to stand as an ally to someone, who is standing trial for corrupt enrichment in court and this is against the principles of our party.”

The group alleged that Wike was taken to a meeting at a venue only members of the Jang faction were privy to.

“These are unacceptable to us as they violate the tested principles of our party.

“Both the appearance of Jang at the court and his siding with one faction have done incalculable damage to the PDP in Plateau State, as it has opened new wounds and further deepened the lines of division.

“The national secretariat of our great party must take note of this and warn Wike to desist from worsening the fragile peace in the Plateau State Chapter of the PDP.”

They called on all their party members to be law abiding, as the group is seeking ways to discipline the erring members, who are responsible for this and bring them in line with acceptable standards of the party.

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