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Wike describes those supporting Governor Fubara as “political buccaneers”; confirms his relationship with Peter Odili is now strained.

Wike describes those supporting Governor Fubara as “political buccaneers”; confirms his relationship with Peter Odili is now strained.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has described leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State now supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara as “political buccaneers”.

This is coming after PDP leaders in Rivers State, Abiye Sekibo; ex-PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; ex-governorship aspirant, Celestine Omehia; and ex-lawmaker, Austin Opara; declared support for Fubara and also called on President Bola Tinubu to caution Wike.

In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, April 2, Wike claimed that the so-called PDP elders are all expired politicians not worthy to be called “elder statesmen”. He also claimed that he kicked them out of the PDP and insisted that Secondus was no longer a member of the PDP as his suspension was validated by the court.

Wike “The other day, I saw a political conference organised by transactional politicians. Political vampires, political buccaneers.”

When journalist corrected the minister that those he referred to are elder statesmen, Wike said;

“Do you know who is called an elder stateman? An elder statesman is someone who must have integrity; who must not be here today and be there tomorrow. Today, they are not only serving a boy but they are waiting for him on the road. Do they have integrity? The same people who said this governor was a neophyte, how can they bring themselves to support him? They wrote a petition when this governor wanted to collect his certificate in PDP, they carried a rumour on how he became chairman and that he is being looked for by EFCC. They said he was not coming to PDP national secretariat but they were surprised that the governor went to the PDP secretariat.

“He (Fubara) wants to be on his own with these political vampires who are always sucking. My pity for them. They are calling Nigerians to support Tinubu. That me, I am a selfish person. All of them were in power but what did they do for their people?”

Wike also disclosed that “political differences” has affected his relationship with ex-governor Peter Odili as they are now in different political camps. He questioned when Odili became the “revered leader” of the PDP leaders in Rivers State.

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