The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to name the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants allegedly being sponsored by the ruling party.
Mr Wike had in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES said the APC is sponsoring some PDP presidential aspirants.
“We know those PDP presidential aspirants who are agents of APC. We know them. The presidency and the APC have planted people within our party, and we know it,” Mr Wike said without naming the alleged moles.
In its reaction, the APC in a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said Mr Wike’s statement is another sign of the PDP’s despair over its “failed” 2019 election bid.
“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.
“Instead of putting it house in order, it is laughable that Governor Wike and his PDP cohorts are clutching on straws it is desperate bid to remain in public reckoning in the face of imminent 2019 defeat” the statement read.
The APC asked PDP members who share its progressive ideals to leave the “sinking and rudderless ship” and come over to the APC which it said is rebuilding and repositioning the country in all facets.
The party therefore urged the PDP to quickly wake up to what it called the reality that the 2019 presidential elections have been won and lost.
Mr Wike is considered the most influential politician within the PDP, having played a major role in the emergence of Uche Secondus as the party’s national chairman.