Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike says members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who are against zoning are selfish people.
While speaking at a meeting with PDP Senators and members of the House of Representatives in Abuja the Governor mad this comment.
He went on to say the founding fathers of the party weren’t wrong for introducing the policy.
“The constitution provides that there shall be rotation of parties, offices and elective positions for fairness, equity and justice. Some people argued let us win first before we share. But when we zoned in 2017, what did we have, were we in power?
“People should speak the truth, it doesn’t stop you from running election. You won’t because I want to run for president, I will want to go and tell lies to people, we don’t do that, that is not fair. In 2017 everybody knew I championed Tambuwal’s (Sokoto Governor) election, I have no regret about it, if such an opportunity comes again I will do the same thing. But let us tell ourselves the truth and that was why nobody came from the south to even collect form.
“We all agreed, zone it here, it doesn’t stop you from running election. But don’t scatter what the founding fathers have laid down because of your selfish interest.”