A Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has accused Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, of ‘talking too much’ which he claimed cost him the running mate slot of the opposition party.
Aliyu, who spoke on Channels Television, said the Rivers governor should learn to measure his thoughts and stop insulting his way to power.
He said, ”You do not go around choosing people that will not compliment you, as a governor you choose people that will compliment your office, people that are ready to take over from your office, that the people will be comfortable with because its a ticket. Yes, the presence of one or the other could affect the whole ticket.
”Unfortunately, I don’t know whether it’s his temperament or another thing, sometimes when you speak too much, when you insult yourself or you insult your way to power, it does not normally happen. I can count many people who have been insulted, either some people say he’s saying his mind. No, there are certain times you don’t say your mind.”
PDP had chosen Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa over Wike as running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Wike’s camp had protested the selection of Okowa but the party insisted on the choice of the Delta governor