As the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues to attract more attention, Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State has said the party dug its own grave by disregarding zoning in the first place.
The Governor made this assertion during a chat with journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday.
The opposition has been engulfed in crisis resulting from the continued retention of Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of the party.
Key members of the party from the South, including Wike, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Bode George, had felt that the presidential candidate and the National Chairman of the party must not come from the same region.
This had led to their total withdrawal from Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign activities.
Speaking on the cause of the crisis, Wike said the party’s total disregard for the zoning arrangement prior to the primaries was a grave mistake.