The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has knocked the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara for backing Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid.
The governor and four other southern governors are insisting that the National Chairman of the PDP Iyorchia resigns from his position.
The governor and his allies have pulled out of the party’s presidential campaign with Wike saying the group will make a decision soon.
Dogara and some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for next year’s election, a move Wike says is a deviation from the former speaker’s earlier stance.
Wike during the flag-off of Indorama- Agbonchia- Ogale- Ebubu East/West Link Road, said Dogara is a coward that he cant decide for himself.
He said, “What I don’t like in life is people that don’t have character. I can’t stand it. At the appropriate time, I would challenge them to a debate. Ask Dogara: what made you leave PDP?” the governor asked during the event held on Monday.
“Dogara was to see me; unknown to me, he gave me an excuse and I was watching Dogara on TV being received by President Muhammadu Buhari that he has gone to APC. I say ‘Okay, no problem’. The same Dogara said the presidency should be zoned to southern Nigeria for there to be peace. Now, I hear about the same Dogara (backing Atiku from the north). Is that how you do things? Can’t you say something and stand by it?”