a former Transportation Secretary and member of the People’s Democratic Party Board of Trustees Chief Ebenezer Babatope has urged Rivers State Governor Nyeson Wike to stop making excessive demands from the party.
Babatope said Wike’s claims that the PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, should only serve one term if he wins, were incorrect.
In an interview with one of our correspondents in Ibadan on Friday, Babatope said that politicians can meet anywhere and do whatever they want.
However, he appealed to them not to jeopardize the party’s chances of winning in 2023.
He added: “God will condemn them if they do anything to trample on the victory that God Almighty has already given the PDP in next year’s elections. We all have to work to maintain the party’s victory. Who knows who will be alive tomorrow, demanding that Atiku serve one term?
“No one knows who will still be alive tomorrow morning. Why does he (allegedly) say that Atiku should only spend one term? The power to determine who will be alive or not belongs only to God Almighty. It lies with Almighty God, the maker of mankind. So no one should try to play God.
“I want to appeal to Wike; he would be so kind as to stop all these things and settle down to make sure there is peace within the party.”
Meanwhile, another member of the BoT and former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, has again asked the national chairman of the APC, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to resign.
He said that after being in the party for 23 years, he could see that Ayu’s continued tenure could lead to the party’s defeat in the February 25, 2023 polls.