The Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, Sydney Gbara has denied claims that a press statement by Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed warning against anti-party activities, was targeted at the Rivers PDP or the five aggrieved governors of the party also known as the G5.
Governor Bala while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting of the PDP governors’ forum in Abuja reiterated the party’s zero tolerance for anti-party activities, indiscipline, and others.
This follows a fallout between members of the G5 led by former Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, and the national body of the PDP over the zoning of the party’s national chairmanship position to the South-South.
After several efforts at reconciliation failed, an aggrieved former Governor Wike and some members of the G5 therefore resolved to support the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the just concluded 2023 elections.
Making further clarifications on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire, the Rivers PDP publicity secretary, said the Bauchi governor’s statement was a general admonition to every member of the party for peace and unity.
Sydney also declined comment on a post-election reconciliation effort within the party but assured that the Rivers PDP is ready for a fresh start with the leadership of the party.