Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has rejected suggestions that the Peoples Democratic Party's National Chairman should come from the South-West.

Wike said it was wrong for anybody to have suggested that the two other zones from the South should be excluded from vying for the office.

Wike said this when he received a national chairmanship aspirant of the party, Raymond Dokpesi, at Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday.

“The chairmanship was zoned to the south and presidency to the north. You cannot in your own place micro zone our own position.

“We cannot sit here and micro zone the presidency. It is not possible. It is what they tell us to do that we will do.

“PDP is not in power, it is in opposition. We need a Chairman that will drive the party to make PDP to win election,” Wike said.

Wike said that whatever anybody might be saying, the convention would be fair and hitch-free.

The governor pledged to support the party to provide a level playing ground at the convention.

“If you believe and love this party, there is nothing you cannot do, everybody can make sacrifice for this party except you don’t believe in this party.

“What I am saying is that whoever emerges we should come out as members of the same party to support him.”

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