The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed claims that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is planning to dump the party.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said Wike is an important and loyal member of the party.
Ologunagba said the governor had invested so much in PDP to think of dumping the party.
Wike has been aggrieved since the PDP’s presidential primary that produced Atiku Abubakar as its flag-bearer.
The governor is believed to be aggrieved that Atiku ignored him and picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate.
He has been associating with chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This led to the belief that Wike may dump PDP or work against the party in 2023.
However, Ologunagba, in a statement said: “Governor Wike is an important member of this party. He is a man who has invested so much in this party. He has also harvested so much from the party; the party has also promoted him.
“He has said in so many fora that he is a committed party man and has remained loyal to the party since inception.
“Before the presidential primaries which he contested, he told the whole world that he was ready to respect the outcome of the elections. I have no evidence that he has changed his mind.”