Wike remains a bona fide member of PDP, not working against our party — Bode George



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During an interview on Arise Television, Bode George, a prominent figure in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), characterized Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, as a genuine member of the party, dismissing claims that Wike is working against the party’s interests.

George highlighted that Wike, a former Governor of Rivers State, had formally communicated his intention to participate in the government led by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under President Bola Tinubu.

Responding to inquiries about Wike’s purported opposition to the party, George, the former National Vice Chairman of the PDP (Southwest), emphasized the need for a thorough analysis of recent developments. He advocated for a comprehensive review by party leaders to understand the underlying dynamics.

George defended Wike’s decision to accept a role in the APC-led government, citing historical instances of bipartisan cooperation. He referenced past administrations, like that of President Obasanjo in 1999, which included members from various political backgrounds, illustrating the inclusivity of governance.

According to George, Wike’s willingness to serve in the APC government does not imply disloyalty to the PDP. He highlighted Wike’s continued involvement in party activities and expressed skepticism about allegations of his opposition.

Regarding the PDP’s standing in Lagos State, George underscored the importance of unity and internal cohesion. He urged party members to contribute positively to their local communities and criticized public dissent among party loyalists. George stressed the significance of discipline within the party ranks and reassured that leadership is actively pursuing reforms to address internal challenges.

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Samson Gbenga Salau [Editorial Board Adviser] Gbenga Samuel Salau is a professional journalist with over 17 years experience in journalism, he is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. On completion of his youth service, he joined The Guardian as a freelance journalist and was later absorbed as a staff. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer. He served the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, as the Public Relation Officer, the same year he was appointed the News Editor of the Association of Faculty of Arts Students Press. The following session, he was made the General Editor, and a member of the 13-man University of Ibadan Students’ Union Transition Committee. As a reporter in The Guardian, in 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories, while in 2016, he won the NMMA Print Journalist of the Year, first runner-up Golden Pen Reporter of the Year and SERAs CSR Awards. Gbenga Salau loves traveling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.

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