Apparently worried about the spate of defections that is ravaging his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has warned his aides and associates against defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that he is prepared to drag them down with him if ever he was indicted for embezzling money during his tenure as Minister of Education.
Wike issued the threat in Port Harcourt while meeting with selected members of the PDP leadership, reports TheHerald.
Worried about the defection he said:
“Everybody is running away to APC and they expect me to stay calm and suffer the brunt alone. It will never happen.
“We were in it together and we must suffer together. If they say I stole money in the Ministry of Education, I didn’t eat it alone.
“All of you took part. Some of you built the Almajari Schools, some built the Unity Schools, some supplied books, others supervised projects. I have my proofs.
“Today everybody is shouting Wike killed to get to power. Did I as a person kill any Rivers man, No. They were killed in your LGAs by your boys. Now all of you are planning to run to APC for protection. I called you here today to inform you that I won’t accept that. I must fight back. If I go down, everybody goes down”
“Chief Awuse is now comfortable meeting with Andrew Uchendu. He does not remind us anymore of how Andrew Uchendu fought against him.
“Rather he has all of a sudden realized that Andrew Uchendu is Godfather to his son. See Ogiri. He is now running around Emeka Beke and sending people to Dakuku.
“Everyone wants to play safe, even madam. Nobody is talking; nobody wants to be on our side any more. I will fight oh. You see the way Dasuki did his, that is exact what l will do. I will name all of you one after another.”
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