How my ex-commissioners dumped PDP for APC – Wike


Published December 12, 2020


Dennis Naku , Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described two former commissioners , John Bazia and Michael West , who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party,, as political neophytes with slippery characters .
Bazia and Michael left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress.


Wike said the two ex -commissioners , who served during his first term in office, became disgruntled because he did not retain them .
The governor , while speaking on a live television programme in Port Harcourt on Friday , said the decision of Bazia and West to decfect to the APC was of no political consequence because they were “ politically irrelevant. ”
The interview was relayed in a statement issued by the governor ’s Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri .


Wike said, “ What are the qualities of people that defected ? The two people , Michael West and John Bazia , who knew them in my cabinet ? Have you ever heard them speak on behalf of the PDP before? Have you ever heard them speak on behalf of our administration ?
“ You knew the position of Chidi Llyod when he was in the APC . Ask the former Commissioner of Transport ( Michael West ); he contested the PDP primaries with me and got only three votes, but because of politics of carrying everybody along and the money he spent, I decided to accommodate him. He was Commissioner of Transport ; ask him his contribution to the administration .”

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