The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has fired back at Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, calling him a dictator ‘remote-controlling’ the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He vehemently denied the statement credited to Wike that he decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of his ambition to rule Nigeria in 2023.
Speaking on Arise TV interview programme on Wednesday, he said that Wike’s overbearing attitudes made other governors to turn their back against him.
He warned his Rivers State counterpart to stop casting asperson against him, saying that it will be dangerous if both of them continue media war.
Umahi said: “I refused to join issues with Wike because he is my friend. But Wike must know that he is a dictator. Wike must know that one person cannot be called a crowd. Wike must know that a lot of governors in PDP are not very happy with him. He remote controls the party.
“He (Wike) said that I made my brother the Vice Chairman. I fund the PDP South-east from A to Z. And he has forgotten that he singlehandedly made Secondus the (PDP) Chairman. He has forgotten that he wanted to impose one of his own as minority leader of the house.
“There is nothing that happens in PDP without his authorisation. He once said that PDP National Working Committee members are beggars and bribe takers. I have asked him that let’s not take on ourselves or else it will be very dangerous.
“So let’s us face the party, the party does not belong to him. And this is by no means personal and he is demonstrating the dictatorial tendencies in him by taking on me, a fellow governor. And that is very shameful.”
Mr Umahi said that many Governors would still dump PDP if their way of doing things don’t change for better.
warned that more governors would leave the PDP fold “unless there is a change in the mode of doing things in the PDP”.
Umahi also accused Wike of ‘remote-controlling’ the PDP..