Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress had planted some moles among the aspirants seeking to clinch the Peoples democratic Party’s presidential ticket.
Wike, who made the claim at a press conference in Port Harcourt, said he had since discovered the moles.
He, however, did not give their names.
He said: “…I know some of our presidential aspirants who are running on the sponsorship of the APC and the presidency.”
“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.
APC swiftly denied the claim and challenged Wike to name the moles.
“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.