The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, will suffer if he quits it.
Wike said this on Monday when he spoke with newsmen after a barrage of accusations and abuses hurled at him by a former Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, over developments in the PDP and Rivers State.
The governor also claimed that he would win election in any party he joins, stressing that the PDP in Rivers State lacked a political detractor.
Wike, who described himself as an asset to the PDP, accused some members of the party’s National Working Committee members of having become “tax collectors”.
He said: “If I leave PDP tomorrow, the party will suffer….
“Some members of PDP NWC are tax collectors.
“I did not say that all the members of NWC are tax collectors, but some of them and I stand by my words.
“Babangida Aliyu is a mole in PDP.
“They get information from the PDP and send it to the ruling party.
“I am an asset to the PDP.
“If I leave the party today, I will win election in any party I find myself.
“There is no political detractor in Rivers PDP as far as the party is concerned.
“If there is any State PDP is sure of winning election, it’s Rivers State.
“Aliyu is a political liability to PDP.
“He is not an asset.
“He once said that the Northern governors worked against (former President Goodluck) Jonathan, but some of the former PDP governors from the North denied it.
“I want to tell you that Aliyu opposed the election of (Prince Uche) Secondus as the National Chairman of PDP only to turn round to support Secondus when he was coasting to victory.
“How can a man who cannot organise ordinary Congress in his State ask PDP National Working Committee to suspend me?”