Former minister of state for education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has on Monday, November 3, 2014 described the governorship aspirants, who shunned the People’s Democratic Party’s local and ward congresses in Rivers State on Saturday, November 1, 2014 as moles planted in the PDP by the All Progressives Congress.
Wike, who is also a governorship aspirant in Rivers State, described the other aggrieved gubernatorial aspirants as “professional losers who lacked the capability to contest elections”.
Speaking further, Wike argued that the aim of APC’s action was to frustrate the PDP from winning the 2015 governorship election in the state.
While addressing some of the winners of the PDP local and ward congresses in Khana Local Government Area, the ex-minister, explained that some of the aspirants that could not come out to save the PDP when the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, defected to the APC, were now fighting to be governor.
He added that some of the aggrieved governorship aspirants thought that President Goodluck Jonathan will discourage him (Wike) against aspiring to become the next governor of Rivers State but they were wrong.
The former minister howeevr declared that the aggrieved decampees who have suddenly become governorship aspirants miscalculated by relying on an endorsement by President for them to win the 2015 governorship election.
“Where were they all these months that I was on the road working for the resuscitation of the party. Most of them are moles that the APC has planted to derail our march to the Government House in 2015.
“I can assure you that they will not succeed. I commend you all (ward delegates) for participating in the ward congresses and you did not because you have all worked hard,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the State Publicity Secretary of the the APC, Mr. Chris Fynebone, was quick to react to Mikes assertions that APC’s Governorship aspirants are aggrieved as he claimed that was aware that APC would never plant moles in the PDP, describing the ex-minister’s statement as absurd.
Fynebone stated that Wike should say his mind about the aggrieved governorship aspirants, rather than play the ‘good boy’ and begin to sound accommodating.