Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has slammed a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, over his comment on the ongoing crisis in the party.
Wike was reacting to the comment made by Momodu warning the Rivers governor and his allies “not to cross the lines” in their call for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu. Naija News reports that Momodu, in an interview with Vanguard, asked Wike and his allies not to malign the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over their insistence not to work with him in the 2023 general elections. Reacting to Momodu’s comment in a media chat, Wike mocked the Ovation magazine publisher, saying that he moved from becoming a presidential aspirant to a spokesperson. The Rivers governor said Momodu contested in the PDP presidential primary for the sake of recognition, stressing that he scored zero votes during the election. Wike said he will not allow anybody to use him to gain “relevance”, adding that he has not left the PDP since 1999 unlike some of his critics. He said: “I have also read where some people say we should not cross the lines. Ordinarily, I should not have responded to this. I read they said it is one Dele Momodu. These are the things I’m talking about. Ask him. When did he join the party? “He came into PDP two weeks before the presidential primary. He is from Edo state. He did not even get one vote, not even from his own state. “When you just want them to recognise you — from presidential aspirant to becoming spokesperson — somebody who wants to rule Nigeria has become a spokesperson of a presidential aspirant. “All of you know how many times Dele Momodu had been in Port Harcourt, from one project commissioning to another. “I’m not going to be a party to anybody using me to be relevant. If you don’t have a job, say you don’t have any job, I have a job and I will continue to do my job.”
This article was originally published on Naija News