Governor of Rivers Nyesom Wike has referred to Walid Jubril’s resignation as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees chairman as being of little consequence to his team’s demands for justice, equity, and fairness inside the party.
The chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Walid Jubrin had on Thursday resigned from the position, and former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara who is from the Southeast appointed as the new BoT chairman.
Reacting to the new development, Wike who spoke at the ongoing commissioning of Ahoada Campus of the Rivers State University in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, described the BoT as advisory and not a decision-making body.
He insisted that the Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, must vacate his position for any concrete peace initiative to hold ground.
The governor noted that since the presidential candidate is from the Northern part of the country, the chairmanship must go to the South.
Wike added the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, told him in person when he won in the presidential primary election conducted in June, stressing that the resignation of Walid Jibril won’t stop his demand for Ayu’s removal.
The opposition party fell into disarray following its presidential primary and the nomination of Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice presidential candidate.