GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE HAS DESCRIBED FORMER NIGER STATE GOVERNOR, BABANGIDA ALIYU AS A MOLE IN PDP.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 25, 2021
Governor Nyesom Wike has accused former Governor of Niger State Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of being a mole of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress APC in the peoples Democratic Party PDP
He has also stated that it is unfortunate that the PDP has continued to allow the former Niger State Governor to remain a member of its highest decision making body after he publicly confessed to working alongside others to frustrate former President Goodluck Joanthan’s second term bid in 2015.
Governor Wike who stated this during a media chat at Government House Port Harcourt stressed that it was disturbing that while Governors and other Stakeholders are working assiduously to strategically position the PDP to take over the realm of power in 2023 the likes of Aliyu are working as APC moles in PDP.
The Governor declared that contrary to insinuation by Babangida there do not exist any frosty relationship between him and the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus as according to him, in politics people are bound to disagree on certain issues but cannot be misconstructed as a rift in their relationship.
He also clarified that he was not aware if the PDP National Chairman has disagreement with stakeholders of the party in Rivers State stressing that if there existed any form of conflict between Secondus and other stakeholders in the state the National Chairman would have made it known to all concerned.
Governor Wike who explained that the reason why Babangida currently embarked on a campaign of calumny against him is because he refused to invite him to commission some of his legacy projects in Rivers State and maintained that only former governors and incumbent ones who have delivered or are delivering democratic dividends in their states are qualified to inaugurate projects in Rivers State.
Reacting to Babangida’s accusation that he is a dictator in the PDP, Governor Wike said it was rather disingenuous for a man who has refused to allow a credible party congress takes place in Niger State to cast aspersion on him.
The governor described Babangida’s recommendation that the national working committee of PDP should suspend him from the party as Childish stressing that if the former Niger State Governor has any of self esteem he would have been circumspect and refrain from making denigrating comments against one whose state has accounted for highest votes gotten by the PDP since 1999
On Babangida’s claim that PDP will win Governorship elections in Ebonyi and Cross Rivers States in 2023, the Governor described it as laughable and dared the former Niger state Governor to first of all deliver his state from APC before pontification about other states.
The Governor warned the PDP to be wary of Aliyu Babngida and other moles who are determined to ruin the party’s chances of winning the 2023 general elections, noting that while PDP Governors are busy delivering democratic dividends in their respective states the likes of Babaginda are busy sowing seeds of discord
He also dared those who have been insinuating that he wants to contest for PDP Presidential ticket in 2023 because of his tireless efforts in delivering dividends of democracy to Rivers people to prove he has declared such intention to them but reiterated that nobody can intimidate him from contesting for PDP Presidential ticket if he decides to do so