WIKE WARNS UZODINMA: BEHAVE OR WE WILL EXPOSE YOU

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to stop making false comments against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP or risk letting the world know who he really is.

Wike, who spoke yesterday in an interview at the Government House, Port Harcourt, condemned Uzodinma’s allegation that the PDP was responsible for the attempted removal of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The Rivers governor said the allegation was baseless and untrue, noting that the fact that Uzodinma “fraudulently” emerged governor does not mean that the PDP is weak.

Wike also said that the APC does not mean well for the country but a political party that was out to destroy the Judiciary, urging the judiciary to protect itself from the destructive tendencies of the APC.

He said: “I read that Senator Hope Uzodinma said that the PDP conspired to plot the attempted removal of APC National Chairman.  That is an unfortunate lie.

“It is unfortunate that Senator Hope Uzodinma will have the temerity to make that false allegation. Hope Uzodinma was an APC agent while he was in PDP. That was why APC used him as an agent to support Ali Modu Sheriff  but they failed.

“It is unfortunate that people of questionable character are in Government.  Hope Uzodinma cannot talk about the attempted removal of APC National Chairman and mention the PDP. What is our business in the attempted removal of Oshiomhole? “

“APC does not mean well for Nigeria.  It is a party of strange bedfellows, merely formed to take over power.

“If Senator Uzodinma dares to make such false comments again about the PDP, we will tell the world about him.

“That he fraudulently took the mandate of PDP does not mean that PDP is weak. Hope Uzodinma lacks the capacity to discuss the PDP.”

Wike, who said that Nigerians must be vigilant and work towards protecting the judiciary, wondered why the judiciary should allow leaders of the APC to toss it around as has been witnessed during the party’s internal crisis.

He decried the situation where the Court of Appeal granted a stay of execution on the suspension of the APC National Chairman,  but the FCT High Court went ahead to declare another person the Acting National Chairman.

He said only the National Executive Committee of political parties have such powers.

Wike said: “We must protect the Judiciary to do its work.  But the Judiciary should protect itself.  APC has destroyed the Judiciary.

“The Judiciary should be very careful.  The Judiciary should be alert. It should not allow itself to be used. It should not allow itself to be destroyed.

“APC should not be allowed to destroy the Judiciary.  Judiciary was there before APC.  It was there before any political party.  I cannot see the Judiciary being destroyed and keep quiet.

“I am not interested in what happens in the APC. But I am concerned with the Judiciary and its survival.

“With what the APC is doing today, we may not have the Judiciary and everyone will pay the price. The party is trying to destroy the hope of the common man,” he said.

He urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria to caution judges.

Wike regretted that the APC and her supporters attack the judiciary when judgment is not in their favour, pointing at the attacks on Justice Mary Odili in the Bayelsa State Governorship matter.

The governor said that the recent order by the wife of the member of a House of Representatives wherein she reaffirmed the freedom of the Former Emir of Kano,  was hailed, even though she was the wife of a PDP member.

He said that the APC is an association that was only concerned about the removal of Former President Goodluck Jonathan.  He said that having removed Jonathan,  APC has been unable to use power to the advantage of Nigerians.

Wike wondered how a national official of the APC who resigned to contest the Deputy Governorship position in Rivers State,  would still go to court to seek to be Acting National Chairman.

Wike agreed with the Former Governor of Lagos State that the struggle in the APC is about 2023.

“I agree with the Former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Tinubu that the crisis in APC is about 2023. Everyone wants to be President or Vice President.  This virus is indeed worse than that

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