Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, of being a mole in the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Governor made the accusation on Monday, during a media chat at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
According to a statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri; Governor Wike described as unfortunate, the continued membership of Aliyu of the highest decision making body of the party, despite his “confession” of working against the reelection of former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
He said while other governors were working assiduously for the success of the party in the next general election, Aliyu is allegedly working as a spy for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The statement said ““Babangida Aliyu is a mole in PDP. They get information from the PDP and send it to the ruling party. I am an asset to PDP if I leave the party today I will win election in any party I find myself. There is no political detractor in Rivers PDP as long as the party is concerned. If there is any State PDP is sure of winning election, it’s Rivers State. Aliyu is a political liability to PDP.
“He is not an asset. He once said that the northern governors worked against Jonathan but some of the former PDP governors from the north denied it. I want to tell you that Aliyu opposed the election of Secondus as the National Chairman of PDP only to turn round to support Secondus when he was coasting to victory. How can a man who cannot organise ordinary Congress in his State ask PDP National Working Committee, NWC to suspend me?”
Governor Wike also dismissed insinuations that he has a frosty relationship with the National Chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus , saying a mere disagreement on issues does not translate to a frosty relationship.
According to the statement, “The same Aliyu in 2017 was one of those who opposed Secondus to be chairman of the party. He only came on board at the dying minute when he knew Secondus was coasting to victory.”
The governor’s outburst was in reaction to comments by the former Niger State governor, that some of the opposition being faced by Secondus is from Rivers State.