Wike slams Umahi, says nobody should threaten anyone just for personal gain




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Governor of Rivers , Nyesom Wike, has criticized his Ebonyi counterpart Dave Umahi for defecting to All Progressives and claims of injustice he made against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to him, apart defecting based on selfish reasons (his 2023 presidential ambition), Governor Umahi had also been threatening the party (PDP).

Wike said this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday when asked if the PDP is willing to make adjustments regarding claims there were better opportunities for consultations in the .

“Assuming the party even wants to do , I will be a party to ,” he said.

“Nobody anybody just because you want to gain something. Which means he has been working with the .”

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Wike explained Governor Umahi had threatened the PDP by insisting he would leave the party if fails to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the South East.

“One came up to ‘if you don’t give South-East the ’, we will leave the party,” he said.

The Rivers who said there is nothing wrong in being ambitious or in seeking the presidential ticket for the South East, said the problem was the manner in which Governor Umahi went about .

He said, “You don’t do it in a way that you ‘if you don’t give , we will leave’. Now, the place where you are going to, have they come to tell you that they are giving you the ?”

He also dismissed the comments Umahi made, describing him as controlling and a dictator.

Despite his criticism of Umahi’s actions, Wike described him as his friend who knows him very well”.

“He can whatever he wants to today. If there is one person who has supported Umahi very well; h he knows it is me,” Wike said.

He, however, restated his displeasure with what he said is Umahi’s decision to “threaten the party, dictate to the party”. He also wondered how it is possible for Umahi to act as though he is the only qualified person to run for in the South East.

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