The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has on Monday, boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will suffer, if he leaves the party,
Speaking less than a week after the PDP lost the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor Wike described himself as an asset to the PDP.
He also took a swipe at some members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, whom he described as tax collectors.
He said: “If I leave PDP tomorrow, the party will suffer… Some members of PDP NWC are Tax Collectors. I did not say that all the members of NWC are Tax Collectors, but some of them, and I stand by my words.”
Speaking further, he described former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State as a mole in the PDP, saying that the former Governor does not have genuine intention for the party.
“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 is Rivers State. Aliyu is a political liability to PDP.
“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?”
Recall, that Aliyu had in a Media briefing, in Abuja, accused Governor Wike of being the brain behind the move to remove Secondus as PDP National Chairman.
He added that Governor Wike is playing god in the PDP, arguing that the Governor wants to call the shots in the party’s Leadership structure.
He also urged the PDP NWC to suspend the Rivers State Governor.