The revolt of five Peoples Democratic Party’s governors is a cynical reward for bad political behaviour, writes Bolaji Adebiyi
It’s payback time! That was the headline of an Abuja-based newspaper on Wednesday. Many other newspapers varied that headline in their reports of an event in which Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, ramped up his hostility towards Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
As he does these days, the inauguration of one of his projects provided another opportunity for him to hit his party’s presidential flagbearer who had outmaneuvered him at the primaries earlier in March. Since that comprehensive defeat, Wike has led a gang of five governors on the party’s platform to irritate both the PDP leadership and Atiku.
Persistently feeling the need to justify their rebellion, Wike on Wednesday, told the story of how, in 2015, Goodluck Jonathan, former president of the…
Source: Thisday Newspaper