Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has demanded sanctions against the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu over his reported attacks on the Peoples Democratic Party.
Shuaibu had berated the PDP few days ago complaining about the marginalization of former members of the All Progressive Congress who defected with Governor Godwin Obaseki.
There have been crisis within the Edo chapter of the PDP as former APC members struggle for recognition within the party.
Wike who spoke during the inauguration of the Eastern Bypass Road on Saturday said it was unfortunate and shameful that a deputy governor would appear on a national television to threaten the PDP.
He said: “He is threatening the party that there is alternative to the PDP. This is the same deputy governor that knelt down to beg for us to give them the umbrella. Today he has the effrontery to threaten the PDP. What a shame!
“When they were denied ticket under the APC they were running helter-skelter begging everybody to give them umbrella and we gave them the umbrella. We went and ensured they won that election.
“Today, that deputy governor will be ranting. A deputy governor will come out of the television to tell PDP that there is alternative. I have written to the Chairman of the party, if they don’t constitute a disciplinary committee against the deputy governor, I will invoke the sections of the party and ensure they discipline that deputy governor.
“He lost his ward during the election. It is unfortunate for our party. It is the first time I have seen a deputy governor come out of the television to threaten the party. Who is his father? Now that he has started the trouble, let him wait, we will make sure he never has rest.”
Wike also took a swipe at Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, for allegedly making a reckless statement against the judge after his sack by a Federal High Court, Abuja.
He challenged Umahi to return PDP’s mandate promising that the PDP would pursue the matter to the apex court.