Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned the suspension of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members by the leadership of the party
The governor spoke on Saturday at a party campaign in Khana Local Government.
Wike attacked the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and the party leadership.
He said the sanction of members and dissolution of Ekiti Exco “will not help you in any way”.
“Suspending people will not help you in any way. The battle line has been fully drawn. We will do everything legally possible to challenge any decision that we know is illegal.
“Don’t think you can threaten people by saying you’re suspended…rubbish, rubbish. We are above that level that you think you can threaten, intimate anybody. We believe in the rule of law. We believe our party should respect its constitution.
“When a man says you will not sleep, he too will not sleep. We are waiting for you”, Wike added.
Recall the party leadership, few days ago, had suspended seven out of nine National Assembly candidates in Ekiti.
The suspended members in Ekiti State are; the son of the former Governor Ayo Fayose, Oluwajomiloju John, who is the party candidate representing Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 1, Lere Olayinka, the aide of the former governor Fayose who is also party candidate representing Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II.
Other includes Ayeni Funso -Ekiti North Senatorial candidate, Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji -Ekiti Central Senatorial candidate, Emiola Adenike Jennifer -Ekiti South Federal Constituency II, Ajayi Babatunde Samuel -Ekiti North Federal Constituency II, Akerele Oluyinka -Ekiti North Federal Constituency I).
In a statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba said the party suspended the party candidates over allegations of anti-party activities.