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I am an asset to PDP. If i leave the party will suffer – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would suffer if he leaves the party.

He described himself as an asset to the PDP and described former Governor Babangida Aliyu as a mole in the PDP.

He alleged that the former Niger State Governor is a liar, betrayer and liability to the party.

Wike’s statement was in response to Aliyu who had in a media briefing in Abuja accused him (Wike) of being the brain behind the move to remove Prince Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman.

Aliyu alleged that a certain “dictator in Rivers State” was playing God because of a personal ambition to either become Vice President or a political godfather.

“Yes, I read it in various newspapers but what makes a man is when he is bold to say ‘I am referring to Mr A; not to hide in the background that you cannot say it is you I was talking about. So, that shows you the character that Aliyu Babangida is.

“With utmost respect, I believe that this period is very tight for us. Problems of insecurity, how we are going to make sure Nigeria moves forward. But one has to react based on the kind of insinuations he (Aliyu) may have made.

“One, there is no political dictator in Rivers State as far as PDP is concerned. That is why today, if there is one state that PDP is sure of winning any day any time in this country if the election is called tomorrow, I am sure that it is Rivers State.

“If I leave PDP tomorrow, the party will suffer… Some members of PDP NWC are tax collectors. I did not said that all the members of NWC are tax collectors but some of them and I stand by my words,” he said at a briefing in Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday.

“Babangida Aliyu is a mole in PDP. They get information from the PDP and send it to the ruling party. I am an asset to PDP if I leave the party today I will win election in any party I find myself. There is no political detractor in Rivers PDP as long as the party is concerned. If there is any State PDP is sure of winning election, it’s Rivers State. Aliyu is a political liability to PDP,” he added.

“He is not an asset. He once said that the northern governors worked against Jonathan but some of the former PDP governors from the north denied it. I want to tell you that Aliyu opposed the election of Secondus as the National Chairman of PDP only to turn round to support Secondus when he was coasting to victory. How can a man who cannot organise ordinary Congress in his State ask PDP National Working Committee, NWC to suspend me?”

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