Wike Denounces Relationship with Odili, Calls Rivers State Elders Political Vampires

Wike Denounces Relationship with Odili, Calls Rivers State Elders Political Vampires
Nyesom Wike

Wike Denounces Relationship with Odili, Calls Rivers State Elders Political Vampires


  • Former Rivers State Governor and current FCT Minister, Nyesom, condemns state elders as “political vampires” during a televised interview.
  • The former rivers state reveals sour relationship with predecessor Peter Odili and disavows any affiliation with him, accusing elders like former PDP Chairman Uche Secondus of lacking integrity.
  • Accusations continue as Wike claims PDP leaders in Rivers State are “sucking” Governor Siminalayi Fubara and vows to oust them from the party, citing political games and money collection as their motives.

Former Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has accused some politicians regarded as elders in the state of being “political vampires.”

Wike also revealed that his relationship with one of his predecessors, former Governor Peter Odili, had turned sour, and that he has no form of affinity with him. Wike made these statements during an interview broadcast live across four television stations.

Wike, according to Arise TV, accused the elders, including former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, of being people who lacked integrity.

He also accused other PDP leaders in Rivers State, whom he said were “sucking” Governor Siminalayi Fubara, of becoming irrelevant. Wike insisted that he kicked all of them from the party.

The elders recently declared loyalty and support for President Bola Tinubu and Fubara. However, Wike argued that there was nothing wrong in anyone asking for 50 percent commissioners’ quota.

He also revealed that he planned to flee Nigeria if former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had won the 2023 presidential election.

Wike accused the Rivers elders of playing political games and latching onto the governor, like parasites only interested in collecting money and threatening to deal with him.

He boasted that in the past, he showed them shege, insisting that none of them has the capacity to run him down.

As for why he continued to interfere in the politics of Rivers State, the minister stated that he must continue to “oil” his political machinery.

He also challenged his successor, Fubara, to publish the debt he owed during his tenure as the state governor, accusing the governor of treating the Rivers State House of Assembly members “as his boys.”

Wike maintained that Secondus was no longer a member of PDP, as his suspension was validated by the law court. He expressed surprise that the Rivers elders had suddenly become Odili’s boys when they abandoned him after he left office.

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