Governor Wike addressing a gathering (photo: Rivers govt)

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wole Oyelese has warned that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is out to destroy the Party.

He accused the Rivers governor and some PDP governors of backing Uche Secondus for selfish reasons.

Secundus is one of the aspirants vying for the National Chairmanship position of the party.

In a statement on Wednesday, the former Minister of Mine and Steel warned the party leaders and delegates against falling into the trap of Wike and other governors by imposing Secondus.

Oyelese said: “I will not expect anybody that loves the PDP to support Secondus because of his past record but there is a difference between loving the party and being selfish.

“Wike wants to build a political empire using the PDP as a platform, hence his support for Secondus. Some governors, who are also afraid of their shadows, believe that they cannot manipulate Chief Bode George and believe Secondus could easily be manipulated.

“Wike and the other governors are unnecessarily anxious. They are not thinking about the future of the party. They should know that there is no room for experiment.”

He urged the leadership of the party in the South-South to see Nigeria as a country that must be united and not divided along ethnic lines.