PDP reacts to Wike’s ‘tax collector’ comment on its leaders


In a swift reaction, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the comment by Governor Nyesom Wike, calling some members of its National Working Committee ‘tax collectors’.

In a statement released by PDP’s national secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said they never sponsored a media publication to drag Governor Nyesom Wike’s reputation to disrepute adding that it won’t allow its enemies to cause distraction within the PDP ahead of the Edo State governorship election. slated for September 19.

The statement read;

“The NWC also wishes to place on record that none of its members has acted like a “tax collector” in whatever meaning the term represents, either in the process leading to the Edo primary election, or any other state.

“Our party holds Governor Wike and indeed all our PDP governors, who, of course, have been the pillars of our great party, with utmost respect and had always consulted them on all party affairs.

“PDP appreciates the efforts and sacrifices of our governors and will not allow enemies of our party, who are out to cause disunity in our fold by sponsoring baseless publications against our leaders, to have their way.”