Governor Wike’s continuous fight against the PDP National Leadership is not in the interest of the upcoming Rivers politicians in the PDP. Recall that former Governor of Rivers State Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi fought the national leadership of PDP in same manner and lead away a retinue of our very bright young politicians. The result of that political exodus is that most of the people who left with Gov Amaechi to APC can best be described as internally displaced politicians. ( IDPs).
Today the actions of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is pushing our current crop of politicians to the verge of political eclipse. I feel greatly worried and at the same time sorry for a great number of upcoming very intelligent young politicians who are presently serving as local government chairmen, Commissioners, Assembly members and those in different positions both at the state and at the federal level. The earlier this group of political leaders understand that the consequences of the governor’s actions will make them IDPs, and take the decision that will salvage there political future by embracing the national leadership of the PDP at this time, the better the political outlook for them. If you are relying on Governor Nyesom Wike’s political muscles today, in a few months from now Gov Wike’s political muscles will undergo atrophy and his strength will diminished. With the diminishing strength of the leader of the Pride, the rest members of the pride will migrate to establish their different colonies.
A typical scenario of former Rivers APC members producing guber candidates in about eight political parties . Such disintegration of the Pride and dismemberment of the park are not just the creation of high handed, self-centered and proud leaders but also a result of gullible, sycophantic and docile followers.
God gave every one a voice. We must let others speak. God gave everyone a pair of ears, we must endure to listen. We were created to enhance one another and not to put out the little light of others. Leadership is about the creation of a greater and more meaningful life for others and not a self transformation of leaders to deities.
it is my passionate appeal therefore, that we all stand against a repeat of what is presently being experienced by the Rivers APC through similar action and activities of Former Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi
Dr Leloonu Nwibubasa is the Spokesman PDP Presidential Campaign council Rivers State and former Commissioner for Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment Rivers State.