Abuja – Former Peoples Democratic Party national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has lambasted minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, for referring to Rivers State politicians supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara as expired politicians.

For supporting Fubara, the former Rivers State governor had criticized Secondus, a former Minister of Transportation, Abiye Sekibo; director-general of the party’s presidential campaign council in Rivers; Sen Lee Maeba; former governor, Celestine Omehia, and a former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, Austin Okpara, as “expired politicians.”

Alluding to the Rivers politicians during a media parley in Abuja, Wike had said: “The other day, I saw a political conference organized by transitional politicians. Political vampires, political buccaneers.”

“An elder statesman is someone who must have integrity; who must not be here today and be there tomorrow.”

He wondered why the leaders were just declaring support for Fubara when they did not back him during the 2023 elections.

“Today, they are not only serving a boy but they are waiting for him on the road.”

“Do they have integrity? The same people who said this governor was a neophyte, how can they bring themselves to support him?

“They wrote a petition when this governor wanted to collect his certificate in PDP. They carried a rumour on how he became chairman and that he is being looked for by EFCC.

He said he wouldn’t come to PDP National secretariat but they were surprised that the governor went to the PDP secretariat.”

However, Secondus, in a swift response made available to the media on Wednesday by his aide, Ike Abonyi, described Wike as “a pathological liar and mastermind of outright falsehood.”

The former PDP National Chairman noted in the statement that Wike has exhibited “his well-known trait of being a pathological liar, harbinger of half-truths, and a mastermind of outright falsehoods just to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public to believe his brew by playing to the gallery and drawing some unwarranted applause and attention.”

He alleged that the former Rivers State governor is “a showman noted for his double-speak, twisting of facts to score some cheap political points, and someone who stands the truth on its head.”

Secondus further described the FCT minister’s utterances during his recent media parley as “appalling and rather unfortunate, more so he characterized our revered political leaders of Rivers State, casting them in a bad light by referring to them as transitional politicians, political vampires, and political buccaneers.”

The statement added: “Perhaps in his haste to impugn the integrity of these elders who made him, he forgot to taste that he was referencing himself as being a man imbued with such an unwholesome character.”

“Nigerians can attest to the fact that there is no greater transitional politician, a well-known vampire who oscillates between two extremes and a buccaneer who has betrayed all those who made him than Nyesom Wike himself.“

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