By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused a former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, of being a mole and legal responsibility within the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) .
Talking in Authorities Home, Port Harcourt, on Monday Wike mentioned Aliyu was a serial blackmailer, who betrayed his occasion by working towards PDP’s curiosity in 2015.
The governor spoke whereas reacting to an interview Aliyu granted some nationwide dailies the place he amongst different issues accused Wike of attempting to play a godfather and a dictator within the PDP.
However Wike, who described the previous governor as a continual liar and serial betrayer, recalled that Aliyu as soon as admitted that he and different former northern governors labored towards the curiosity of the occasion within the 2015 presidential election.
Wike mentioned among the former northern governors resembling Jonah Jang of Plateau State and Sule Lamido of Jigawa State rapidly absolved themselves from the betrayal of Aliyu.
He mentioned: “There isn’t a political dictator in Rivers State so far as PDP is worried. That’s the reason if there’s any state the PDP is bound of successful any day any time on this nation, I’m certain you all know that it’s Rivers State.
“That’s not the case of Niger state. You noticed the reply of the previous President to him. He’s a rabble-rouser and a perpetual blackmailer. He’s a continual liar and a serial betrayer.”
He recalled that Aliyu was among the many occasion leaders, who opposed the emergence of Uche Secondus in 2017 because the Chairman of the PDP, including that the previous governor has now turn out to be a spokesman for Secondus-led Nationwide Working Committee due to his jobless situation.
Wike mentioned whereas he had led the PDP to victory in lots of elections in Rivers regardless of federal may, Aliyu had serially misplaced all of the elections PDP contested in his Niger State.
He mentioned Aliyu lacked the capability to guide the PDP to victory in Niger due to his alleged woeful efficiency within the state and challenged him to level at his legacy initiatives all through the interval he ruled Niger.
Wike mentioned Aliyu’s dictatorial tendencies contributed within the waning fortunes of the PDP in Niger lamenting that the previous governor’s type had made it unimaginable for the PDP to carry occasion congresses in his state.
The Rivers Governor mentioned Aliyu, regardless of his tutorial background misquoted his assertion through the buildup to the election in Edo State when he mentioned that some NWC members had been tax collectors.
Wike mentioned: “I mentioned some NWC members are tax collectors, I didn’t say NWC members are tax collectors. I stand by my phrases.”
The governor mocked Aliyu for suggesting that the PDP ought to have punished him for the “tax collector” assertion saying he was obtainable for both suspension or expulsion from the occasion.
The governor additionally debunked Aliyu’s assertion that he was combating Secondus from Rivers including that he had no downside with the Nationwide occasion chairman.
He, nevertheless, mentioned that he wouldn’t cease talking out at any time when issues weren’t going nicely within the occasion.
Wike mentioned a part of Aliyu’s anger was that he refused to ask him to Rivers to inaugurate initiatives including that the previous governor was not certified for such invites as a result of he had no concrete initiatives in Niger.