The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has reacted to the declaration of seven days prayer and fasting by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the emergence of Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike as the PDP guber candidate in the 2015 general elections.
The APC on Tuesday, said it was declaring seven days of fasting and prayer for the PDP in Rivers to choose Wike as its gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 elections, saying the move would expose the party as one that does not have the interest of the state at heart.
But the Rivers PDP in a statement by Jerry Needam, the media assistant to the Rivers PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, said such action by the APC is not only a waste of time and resources, but a blasphemy since “the APC has never shown any disposition to the things of the Most High God”.
Needam said the Rivers PDP has not endorsed anybody as its governorship candidate and has not shut its door against any of its many qualified governorship hopefuls.
“In this regard, Nyesom Wike, like any other member, could aspire or be called upon to fly the party’s flag as long as it is the consensus opinion of majority of party faithful”, the party said.
The PDP urged the APC to strive to be focused rather than meddling in the internal of other parties.
“It is gratifying however, that the APC could not hide its understandable fears for the possible emergence of a better and suitable candidate like Chief Nyesom Wike. So rather than deceiving the public on the obvious motive for the prayer declaration, the APC should come out plainly and inform the potential prayer “warriors” of threat such candidature poses to the APC candidate to avoid praying amiss”, the party stated.