Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has accused Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike of being a dictator.
Recall that Dave Umahi recently defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) because of what he calls injustice to the Southeast.
Wike, while reacting to Umahi’s defection said Umahi was defecting because of his presidential ambitions. Wike accused him of lying and blackmailing the party to achieve this aim.
Speaking on AriseTV on Wednesday in response to Wike’s claim, Umahi accused him of “remote-controlling the party.”
He added that many PDP governors are not happy with him.
“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,” the Ebonyi governor said.
“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,” he added.