PDP Crisis: Wike Threatened By Retired Generals

PDP Crisis: Wike Threatened By Retired Generals

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, asserted that some “former generals” had threatened him because of their ties to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Kelvin Ebiri, Wike’s Special Assistant for Media, noted that the governor made the comments at the opening of road projects in Igwurita, Rivers state.

Wike did not name anyone, but his remark might have something to do with the alleged opposition to his candidacy from some northern PDP chieftains.

Northern party stalwarts reportedly met to choose a compromise candidate on May 28 hours before the PDP presidential primary was set to begin, but they were unable to come to an agreement.

Ben Obi, a close friend of Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president who later won the party’s nomination, and retired army general Aliyu Gusau, who is rumored to have connections to the CIA, were all reportedly present at the meeting, which was reportedly part of efforts to prevent Wike from winning the presidential nomination.

On Wednesday, Wike advised retired generals with connections to the CIA to help the insurgent rather than concentrating on him.

“Some people threatened that they are former generals, they are close to the CIA in America and they can deal with us. I said ‘listen, no problem’. If you are close to America CIA, why don’t you use it to solve Boko Haram problem? Is it on my body you’ll use it? Nigeria has a serious problem and you are close to CIA. You know them as former generals. Why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem? You want to use it to threaten me,” he said.

“Who are you that I should come and do your own bidding? I say no to that. I will do the bidding of Nigerians, not the bidding of a few people who believe that if they are not there, it should be their children; no other child should come up outside them.

“I will not do that. So, all of us, prepare, because a day shall come and Rivers state shall take a decision on what to do.”

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