Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed Governor David Umahi’s ‘dictator’ toga on him.
Now within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Ebonyi helmsman accused Wike of imposing his will on the celebration.
He cited the emergence of Secondus because the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) Nationwide Chairman.
Wike stated the allegation was spurious, noting that proof abound that Secondus was not foisted however elected on the PDP nationwide conference.
The governor, in a dwell broadcast on Thursday, accused his Ebonyi counterpart of treachery.
He acknowledged that when the celebration caucus determined that Kingsley Chinda needs to be elected Minority Chief of the Home of Representatives, Umahi informed his State Reps to work towards it.
Wike stated when dedicated members tried to rescue the PDP from “the damaging tendencies” of Ali Modi Sheriff, Umahi was a type of frolicking with him.
“We fought, gained and Modi Sheriff left. I can say that I’m a type of who made certain that PDP by no means died. I really feel snug with my efficiency in my State. Rivers individuals are snug with me too,” he acknowledged.
Wike disclosed that PDP governors and members have by no means been oblivious of the truth that Umahi was an APC mole.
He maintained his place that the Ebonyi governor’s declare that Igbos are marginalised in PDP was diversionary.
“Earlier than PDP left workplace, they (South East) had Chief of Military Workers, they’ve had Senate Presidents, Nationwide Chairman, Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Minister of Finance. Now, inform me what APC has given to the folks of the South-East since 2015…Minister of Labour, Minister of Science and Know-how and Minister of International Affairs.
“Three Senators from his state stated they’ve seen the necessity for the South-East to provide president. Nonetheless, it isn’t the way in which our governor goes about. This isn’t a private factor. Your ambition mustn’t destroy all the South East,” he added.
Wike additionally spoke on Umahi’s emergence as governor.
He stated it was Anyim Pius Anyim, a former Senate President and SGF, that satisfied the governor’s predecessor to help him
“If not for Pius Anyim that impressed it on former Governor (Martin) Elechi, would Umahi have grow to be governor? So, he can’t say he’s the one who has constructed the PDP. The celebration made him and if he denies it, it tells you the type of particular person he’s.
“What’s even his contribution on the nationwide degree of the celebration to help his declare. The place was he when folks like Alex Ekwueme fought Common Abacha and constructed the celebration. I distaste such conceitedness”, Wike fumed.