Former National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) South-South, Emmanuel Ogidi, says the crisis within the PDP is borne out of Governor Nyesom Wike’s disappointment from losing the primaries.
Ogidi disclosed this while featuring on the Arise TV morning show program on Tuesday.
According to the Cabel, Ogidi said the PDP crisis was an outcome of Wike not winning the party’s presidential primaries.
“What is happening with Governor Wike is natural; he is human, blood flows in his vein.
“You know, he was so sure he was going to win that primaries because he had dreamt of it and worked so hard, and he believed what he has for Nigeria and Nigerians was genuine. When he didn’t get it, frustration set in.
“What I mean by that is that when you have the desire to deliver on something and you weren’t given the opportunity, it is frustrating. One of the results of frustration is the transfer of aggression”, he said.
He said the PDP’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, has the experience to manage Wike
“Atiku Abubakar has said he is a unifier. He is trying very hard to unify the party, but you expect that people will try to pull us back; it is natural.
“His excellency Atiku Abubakar is very experienced, so all so the leadership of the party. He understands what is going on.
Therefore we must be very careful. You know Atiku Abubakar is an elder statesman, he is the leader of the party, he has shown maturity but he is human”, he added.
Recall that PDP has been embroiled in political crisis since after its primaries, with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar at the centre of it.