The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has vowed not to join issues with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Recall that Wike at the weekend blamed Secondus for the troubles bedeviling the party in some states of the federation.
He noted that Secondus could not be trusted and a lair, accusing him of lying and spreading falsehood.
But in a statement on Tuesday issued by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, the PDP chairman stated that he cannot be held responsible for the defection of party members into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Secondus, however, noted that he will not join issues with any leader of the party now or in the future, adding that as leader of a party, insults, and name-calling were bound to the thrown at him.
The statement read: “The media office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has been inundated with calls and inquiries on the outburst of the Rivers State Governor, Neysom Wike, against the person and image of the national chairman.
“Our response is that no amount of provocation will make the national chairman join issues with any leader of the party not to talk of a state governor.
“To do that is to remove the toga of a leader of the party.
“The impact of such response from the national chairman on the party will be worse than silence.
“The national chairman considers whatever negative outburst against him from any quarter as one of the punches a leader must receive and endure to get stronger, especially when the truth is unhidden that Secondus is not a liar.”