…Accuse Gov Aliyu of betrayal
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied any rift between him and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, as alleged by the immediate past governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu
Governor Wike who described the former Niger state Governor as a mole that his accusation was born out of his imagination, said Aliyu is a dictator, who wants to control PDP in the state.
Governor Wike spoke in Port Harcourt, yesterday, while reacting to an interview in a national daily, where Aliyu allegedly made comments perceived to have been directed to Wike.
Rivers Governor also dismissed Aliyu’s claimed that he wants to impose a successor on Rivers people, adding that there was no way the party’s national chairman could have told the former governor such a thing.
He said he has no presidential ambition, adding that some persons were intimidated by his political credentials.
Wike said: “If I want to contest (for presidency), nobody can stop me. They are intimidated of my credentials. I have not told anybody; and let nobody feel he can intimidate me”.
He, however, restated his commitment to the party, but warned that any gang up against Rivers State, would ruin PDP.
Governor Wike however, accused Aliyu of betrayal and worked against former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, insist that the former Niger state governor lacks the pedigree to refer to him (Wike) as a “dictator”, who wants to be a political godfather.
He said: “Aliyu Babangida has no job to do. He is a political liability. Why is that he could not even organise party congress in Niger State. It is because of his dictatorial tendencies.
“Aliyu Babangida is a chronic lier, a serial betrayal. He said in 2015, Northern governors worked against former president Goodluck Jonathan. In 2017, he was one of those that opposed Uche Secondus. He has no job”.