Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that he will not leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for whatever reason and anybody.
He said he was rather interested in preserving the sanity of the party and will stay back to fight for the enthronement of unity, inclusivity, equity and peace.
Wike spoke on Thursday during a meeting of PDP stakeholders in the State at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
The governor said he is a man of character, unlike those who cannot keep their words and walked out of the party at the Eagle Square in Abuja in 2014.
Wike said: “One thing I have always told people is if anybody is thinking, doing anything to think that we will leave PDP, foul.
“We will do the fight in the party. We are not like them, when in 2014 they walked out from Eagle Square. They’ve forgot. They walked out and joined APC. Is it not correct?
“Did they remain to fight inside the party? But we remained, they ran away. Now, there is a fight in the party, we will not run. We will fight it in this party.
“Those who run away from fight are weak people. We will not. So everybody should know this is the state where we are, so that nobody tells you all kind of stories.”
The governor insisted that the constitution of the party clearly states that elective and party offices must be zoned which, should be respected.
He wondered why the former PDP BoT chairman will be pressurized to resign and the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, is excusing himself from keeping to doing what is right.
Wike said: “You have taken presidential candidate, you have taken party chairman, you have also taken the DG (director general) of the campaign. We are talking about party politics.
“Decisions are made by the presidential candidate, chairman of the party and the DG of the campaign.
“They are telling you they told the chairman of the BoT to resign. So you know there is a problem. You said he should go and resign.
“You can put pressure on him to resign when his tenure hasn’t come to an end. But you cannot put pressure on the chairman to resign. You think at our level you will deceive us. You’ll tell us storie?.”
The governor recalled how in 2015, the federal government used the military to invade Rivers State, interfered with and even annulled elections, but was resisted.