Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders mulling the expulsion of the G-5 governors to perish the thought.
Wike said nobody in the party could drive members of the Integrity Group out of the house they spent many years building.
The governor warned that abusing members of the Integrity Group by PDP leaders would only complicate the lingering crisis in the party.
The governor said: “Nobody can drive us from this house we have built. All of us will fight here.
“So, if anybody thinks that you can just sit in your house and dish out orders, it will not work.
“The house will collapse on you. So, you better think twice.”
Wike spoke at the Mgbuodohia Community Primary School premises where he kicked off venue the construction of Mgbuodohia Road in Rumuolumene Town of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The governor clarified that his comment on the endorsement of Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, instead of his former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was motivated by his concern for the PDP.
He said Obasanjo had served as President on the platform of the PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as his Vice-President for eight years and was in a better position to solicit support from Nigerians on his behalf with confidence.
He said if Obasanjo could not endorse his former deputy, it only showed that something was fundamentally wrong that should elicit concern from members of the PDP.
Wike said: “I meant no bad. I’m only worried as a prominent PDP member. A man who loves PDP should be worried. I was not mocking anybody. I was merely worried.
“My prayer was, look, let Obasanjo remain quiet and not say anything. That was all my prayer, but my prayer didn’t work.
“My prayer was that if this man makes any statement, it will indict us because he was president under the PDP for eight years, and he worked with our presidential candidate.
“And the campaign of our presidential council is that our presidential candidate during the eight years did very well, with experience.”
He insisted that for Obasanjo to have gone ahead to endorse Obi instead of his former deputy meant that something must be fundamentally wrong.