Rivers State PDP Campaign Council has said that Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has no hand in the disqualification of Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, as the Accord Party governorship candidate in Rivers State.
This was stated on Friday in a press statement issued by the Director of Information and Communications of the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Emma Okah, in reaction to the claims by Chief Lulu-Briggs that Gov. Wike sponsored the processes that eased him out of the contest by the court.
According to the statement, Chief Lulu-Briggs is a lawyer and a seasoned politician, who ought to know that the steps he took to annex the governorship slot of the Accord Party when there was an existing candidate were wrong and against the letters and spirit of the Electoral Act and extant laws. He therefore has himself to blame and not Gov. Wike.
Okah, who commended the courage of Chief Lulu-Briggs in dumping the APC at a time when impunity reigned supreme in Rivers State Chapter, said, “it is wrong to condemn impunity in one party and go to another one to perpetrate it.”
It is therefore wrong for Chief Lulu-Briggs to assume that the governor sponsored the oppressed candidate in court simply because the victim of injustice is not a man of stout means.
The statement further urged Chief Lulu-Briggs to leave Wike out of his political travails and allow God’s time and preferences to prevail.