Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has dispelled speculations of him insulting the people of South West in the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
He further shut down allegations that he attempted to hijack the elective National Convention of the PDP which took place at the Eagle square, Abuja, over the weekend. Governor Nyesom Wike urged stalwarts of the party to be good winners and losers.
“If you had supported him, it would not be imposition. What we have here is not a case of imposition; if it had been imposition, the party would have come out to say only aspirant A or B should be chairman. It has never happened in the history of the national convention in PDP, where many aspirants are jostling for the same position. So where is the imposition?
“We must learn to be good winners and good losers; you cannot expect that because you have gone to delegates to convince them, then they must all support you. They will listen to everybody and at the end of the day, they will make up their minds.
“What did I say about the Yoruba? They told me that the South-West region has never produced the national chairman of the party and that giving it to them would change the fortune of the party in the region and I told them that the South-West too has never produced the national chairman.
“I also asked them that when the South-West produced the president, what was the fortune of the party and how would national chairman of the party change the fortune of the party in the region. That was what I said. So, how did I insult anybody?”