The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress have planted a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party, according to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Wike on Tuesday also said that the entire leadership of the PDP in the state would decide on the presidential aspirant to support ahead of the party’s forthcoming primary.
He told newsmen at the Government House in Port Harcourt that he would never be blindfolded or misled; adding that he was aware of what the APC and the Presidency were doing to have an APC person emerge as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
The governor said, “But one thing you must take home is that I cannot be misled, I cannot be blindfolded; I know what’s going on. I know what the Presidency and the APC are doing to plant a presidential aspirant in the PDP.
“I have not even mentioned how a very senior official of a security agency in the country told me which of the candidates to support.
“You can imagine me as a governor and the head of a security agency would tell me to support one or two persons.
“Head of security agency who is in a government controlled by the APC; come on, you direct me on who to support for president?”
He stated that nobody would blindfold the people of Rivers State into supporting a presidential aspirant with compromised credentials.
Wike restated that some of the presidential aspirants were under the sponsorship of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He pointed out that the direction of Rivers delegates ahead of the PDP presidential primary would not be determined by one person.
“At the end of the day, the leadership of the party will meet at the state level and decide where we are headed. Then we will all be together. No one individual can do it alone. So, Rivers State will move as a team, I will listen to the leadership of the party and then we will move forward.”