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PDP lashes paper over Wike resignation rumours

14 July 2014, 16:19

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied media reports Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has resigned from cabinet and his position as chairman of the party in Rivers State.

Rivers State Chairman, Felix Obuah, described such reports carried by a newspaper over the weekend as “misleading” and “spurious.”

“Leader of the PDP in Rivers State and Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has not resigned. He is still a Minister and a member of the Federal Executive Council.  Therefore, the publication is completely false and misleading,” Obuah reacted through terse statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam.

The PDP said it noted with discontent the “unethical, malevolent, criminal, spurious, misleading and apparently paid reports” emanating from a named paper and its reporter based in Pourt Harcourt.

It said the reporter and publication were smearing the name of Wike and the ruling party.

“We further wish to inform Rivers people that The Nation Newspaper and Bisi Olaniyi are on a paid mission to cause mischief and disaffection through the speculated falsehood in the minds of the good people of Rivers State. This is a fact the management of the Newspaper and Olaniyi cannot deny as publications authored by the reporter, Bisi Olaniyi, have consistently speculated falsehood, sponsored to malign the PDP and its leaders,” the party alleged.

“The PDP therefore calls on the people of the State and the general public not to take the said publication seriously as it lacks all elements of facts and truth.”

– CAJ News


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