Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, is free to meet or associate with anyone, according to Kola Ologbondiyan, the former national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.
This was said by Ologbondiyan on Wednesday during an interview on ‘The Morning Show’ on Arise TV.
He said he had no issue with Wike meeting with members of a different political party.
He was replying to inquiries about recent discussions Wike had with representatives of other political groups in the nation.
According to reports, Wike met with a number of APC governors, including Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of the states of Lagos, Rotimi Akeredolu and Kayode Fayemi, governors of Ondo, and Ekiti states.
On Monday night, he also had a meeting with Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo State.
However, Ologbondiyan said, “As far as I’m concerned, he is at liberty to associate with whosoever he wishes to associate with.
“He’s allowed. When Bukola Saraki left the APC and joined the PDP or when Aminu Tambuwal left the APC and joined the PDP, did it just happen? No, you go and consult. What I’m saying is this, no matter the consultation, no matter the discussions, until Governor Wike goes out and picks the membership card of the APC or he goes out to pick the membership card of the Labour Party, there are no issues as far as I am concerned.
“People can come and see him, they can come and hold parties, they can come and discuss, they can come and analyse. They can discuss all manner of things. He remains a member of the party.”
He said that Wike was still a member of the party and that any problems would be resolved.
“What is important to us is that the burden that APC is must not come back,” he added.