Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has threatened to fight to finish anyone working with former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus.
Secondus is a strong ally of presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar. Wike issued the threat on Saturday at the flagging off ceremony of the construction of internal roads Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. He said,”If anybody fights our system we will fight the person back. Let me tell you what you don’t understand in politics. The moment you claim to be working with us and tomorrow you shift to our enemy, we will take every might we have, we will even leave our enemy and finish you first.
“So all of you who are going back to Abuja to hold meetings with our enemies in the state, I’m going to finish you to the last. We removed a National Party Chairman who was not doing well.
“All of them were here, we all agreed, now they are going to Abuja to hold meetings with the man we removed, thinking that you will use that to fight us, we will crush them”.
Wike led the campaign to remove Uche Secondus as the PDP National Chairman in 2021. However Uche Secondus has rebuked Governor Nyesom Wike over his warning against his support for Atiku Abubakar.
Wike lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket to the former vice president at the Abuja primary in May. Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s last-minute deal with Atiku knocked Wike, who supported him at the 2018 convention in Port Harcourt, to the second position. Since then, Wike has gone on the offensive attacking state and national PDP leaders and officials.
The Rivers helmsman accuses his Sokoto counterpart Aminu Tambuawal of betrayal for stepping down for Atiku. .
In reply, the ex-chairman’s media office reminded the governor that he would not be in power till eternity. Secondus condemned Wike’s “disdainful threat. that he will crush anybody who works with him in support of the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.”
“Wike you cannot crush anybody, I cannot fight or join issues with you, only God can crush”, he stressed. Quoting Nnamdi Azikiwe’s advisory.
“No condition is permanent and nobody can become Governor of a state or President of this country forever.” he added.