BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has threatened to ‘crush’ anyone working for the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in the state ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
Secondus is generally seen as one of the strong allies of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party presidential flagbearer in the forthcoming general elections.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony of the construction of the internal roads in Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, Governor Wike threatened to fight to the finish, maintaining that he will “finish” anyone who pitches his tent with “enemies of the state”.
According to him, “If anybody fights our system, we will fight the person back. Let me tell you what you don’t understand in politics. The moment you claim to be working with us and tomorrow you shift to our enemy, we will take every might we have, we will even leave our enemy and finish you first.
“So all of you who are going back to Abuja to hold meetings with our enemies in the state, I’m going to finish you to the last.
“We removed a National Party Chairman who was not doing well. All of them were here, we all agreed, now they are going to Abuja to hold meetings with the man we removed, thinking that you will use that to fight us, we will crush them”.
Wike led the campaign to remove Uche Secondus as the PDP National Chairman in 2021.