Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State has revealed how he discovered a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was being planted by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Wike said he made the discovery when a security chief serving the ruling APC government began campaigning for an aspirant who belong to the opposition PDP.
The governor had earlier stated that he was aware that the APC planted a mole in the PDP.
“…I know some of our presidential aspirants who are running on the sponsorship of the APC and the presidency,” Wike told Premium Times in an interview.
The ruling party in return challenged the governor to name the mole they allegedly planted in the opposition party.
“We challenge Governor Wike to be brave enough and name the APC-sponsored aspirants among the crowd that have signified interest to run for the presidency under the PDP,” Mr Yekini Nabena, spokesman of APC said.
Detailing how he got to know, Wike said a serving security chief approached him requesting he support one of the aspirants of PDP to emerge the presidential candidate of the party. He declined naming the said security chief.
The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.
“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,” Wike said.
“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?”
The governor noted that he has not endorsed any of the PDP presidential aspirants, adding that the leadership of the party in the state will meet and decide on who to support.