The inside power game within the distraught Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has taken a new dimension as the National Headquarters of the Party led by Adamu Muazu is poised for a showdown with the Supervising Minister of Education over his recent moves to stop any plans by the National Exco of the Party to change the present leadership of the party led by Felix Obuah.
Inside sources who wouldn’t want to be mentioned spilled to Naijas Report that the Minister has been ordered to vacate the Court Order he obtained through a surrogate, Chukwuemeka Aaron, the PDP Chairman of Obio/Akpor LGA from a High Court presided over by Justice Evoh Chukwu.
The Court had ordered that:
1. INEC should recognize the Exco of PDP Rivers State led by Felix Obuah.
2. Barred the PDP and INEC from accepting candidates for elections from any other group other than those produced by Obuah.
3. Restrained the PDP National Secretariat from holding or conducting any congress for the purpose of selecting or recognizing new leaders, until the expiration of the four-year tenure of the Obuah group.
4. Restrained INEC or any of its officers from monitoring or supervising any congress in Rivers state and from accepting list of candidates for elections except those provided by the current leadership of the state.
However, privilege sources say Wike is rather bent on putting up a spirited fight against Muazu who is said to be acting on the orders of the President.
In a bid to ensure that there is no further betrayal and complicity with those bent on stopping him as the flag bearer of the PDP, he has sacked all his personal and domestic aides
Meanwhile, the Minister who is alleged in some quarters may be dropped early next month when the new Ministers screened by the Senate will be sworn-in is said to be meeting with all his foot soldiers in the different local government areas. The meeting is said to be held every weekend in Hotel Meridian in Port Harcourt.
Though the plot by the Riverine people of the Party to stop Wike is raging, it is said that Wike and his men, who are especially aggrieved politicians whom he placed a price tag on through juicy contracts are determined to confront the President and his men.
In spite of his public braggado, Wike is said to be hurt as he feels being used to fight Gov. Amaechi, his former boss and now about to be dropped for the choice of another candidate for the upcoming governorship primaries in the state.
He was said to have told his men that he would fight to finish if the Party carries on with plans to dump him. The way he will prosecute his political battle just to realise his perceived gubernatorial aspiration will be seen in no mean time.