Wike pulls out of Edo state settlement, tags PDP NWC Tax Collectors

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Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has pulled out of the Edo State settlement in order to save his integrity.

In a statement released by Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, Paulinus Nsirim on Tuesday June 23, he complained about several allegations thrown at him due to the reconciliation. He further tagged the National working committee of the people’s Democratic party (PDP) as Tax collectors adding that he will fight back if anyone accuses him falsely.

“I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors. They said because an order was obtained from a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.

“I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.

“As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters. I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 edition.

“I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts. Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.

“I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State. Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience. From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State.”


  1. Yes in all our doings, we ought to protect our integrity
    You’re right to walk away if your integrity is being attacked but coming up with such a conclusion of them being tax collectors is quite harsh and rude
    Things ought to be done diplomatically and with wisdom

  2. All the politicians are tax collectors because they don’t mean good for the citizens. You absorbed gov obaseki and wave everything for him, is it free? No! All the politicians you better amend your ways before it’s too late because their is no permanent position in life.

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