Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has declared that on Tuesday he will “strike back” against the PDP’s national leadership.

At a rally for his reelection on Monday in the state’s Etche Local Government Area, the governor—a G5 member—spoke.

Wike responded to the PDP national leadership’s warning that certain attorneys were showing up in court without authorization or legal briefs.

The PDP declared that it will not hesitate to enact severe sanctions for any violations that are deceptive, dubious, or dishonest.

Debo Ologunagba, the spokesperson, cited Article 42 of the PDP’s constitution, as modified in 2017, which assigns the National Legal Adviser the sole responsibility of managing legal proceedings.

According to Ologunagba, only the official has the competence to engage external solicitors to handle cases on behalf of the party.

Wike issued a warning to the PDP leadership on Monday, stating that there would be repercussions for any attempt to deny allegations against him and his associates.

“Anti-parties breed more anti-parties. You saw what they did, right? We prosecuted tiny gatherings in Rivers… APC and SDP

“The Abuja residents who claim to be nationals went and conspired, writing to our attorneys to pass off the case in a scheme to kill the lawsuits we filed.

“I’ve instructed him to take them out. No issue—the lawsuits will expire. I’ll respond by tomorrow, I too, the Rivers helmsman hinted.