Nyesom Wike has ruled out mediation in his conflict with Seriake Dickson saying that he has proof of the Bayelsa State governor’s deals with the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Rivers State governor in an interview on Tuesday accused Dickson of working with the opposition in Rivers State during the 2019 General Election with the purpose of desabilising the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state.
Affirming that he did not regard Dickson as a PDP sympathizer, he said the Bayelsa State governor had achieved his aim of ensuring that no one from the party succeeded him in office.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has rejected the offer of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) leadership to intervene in the conflict with outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson over the Soku Oil Wells/fields returned to Rivers State by the Federal High Court.
Rejecting the bid by the national leadership of the PDP to mediate in the faceoff between both men, Wike said:
“Anybody who is not satisfied should go on Appeal. Are they interceding on behalf of someone who betrayed the party?
“They know that Governor Dickson betrayed and sold out the party. They know that during the 2019 election in Rivers State, what happened in the state. That Dickson worked with my opponent.
“Throughout that period, the National Chairman himself knows, that people were calling from all over the country to know the situation. Dickson never called one day.
“This was because of his alignment with the opposition. I can show proof that Dickson had already made up his mind to go over to APC.
“I am not going to sit down with anybody to discuss anything as it relates to Governor Dickson. I have no business with Governor Dickson.”
Governor Wike said that the right thing for Dickson to do is to resign from the PDP, so that PDP leaders in Bayelsa State can rebuild the party.
“In fact, Governor Dickson ought to have resigned from the party by now. So that the leaders of PDP in Bayelsa would rebuild the party.
“The National Leadership of the party should know that the only option left for PDP to be strong in Bayelsa is for Dickson to leave the party,” he said.
The Governor said that the party’s intervention is no longer profitable in view of the incalculable damage done by the Outgoing Bayelsa State Governor.
He said: “Where was the party when Dickson sold out? Why couldn’t they come out to speak out? Governor Dickson, you have killed our party in that State. What is anyone wading in for? I am not going to be party to that and nobody will stop me .
“Nobody fights Rivers State and gets any benefits out of it . I have said it severally. I am not here because of my interest. I am here because of the interest of Rivers State.
“The party would have waded in when they saw fraud. That Dickson was killing the party in Bayelsa State. He has achieved his aim by making sure nobody comes after him as he leaves office in February, 2020.
“Do you know the effect of APC winning Bayelsa State? And they are talking of wading in.”