Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has admitted conspiring for the removal of the embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.
Recall that following an internal crisis that recently rocked the opposition PDP, stakeholders of the party had called for the removal of Secondus as chairman of the party.
Recall that a High Court in Rivers on August 24 granted an interim order, restraining Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party.
The move led to the recently concluded National Convention of the Party which saw the emergence of former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu as the new National Chairman of PDP.
In an interview with BBC pidgin, Governor wike stated that his move to ensure the removal of Secondus followed his inability to tackle the crisis that ravaged the party.
According to Wike, “I have never denied of being involved in the removal of Secondus, he was not doing well so his ward first suspended him and I am glad they did that.
“I am not the type of governors that deny their actions. I know I have hand in his removal and I’m not afraid to say it.
“I did that because if we allow him to continue as PDP chairman, the party will die”.