The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, today, took a swipe at the former Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Aliyu Babangida, who was accusing him of destroying the party.
He said that, at the inauguration of the Ahoada Campus and staff quarters of the Rivers State University, which was performed by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday.
“Nigerians may forget, but such an empty barrel; one man they call Aliyu Babangida, he came out on national television to say somebody is destroying the party because he didn’t win the presidential primary. That’s an insult.
“This is the same man who came out on television and said that they, governors from the North, agreed to fail President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 because they felt it was the turn for the North. The same man said they agreed to make sure the PDP lost the election because they felt it was their own turn to produce the President.
“That’s a lie. He said that I’m trying to destroy the party because I didn’t win the primary. For Christ’s sake, in a contest, there must be a winner, there must be a winner. I have no regrets.
“We contested the election very well and we are not ashamed. If Aliyu knew he was important and strong, he would have picked form, let us deal with him,” he added.