The Director of Strategic Communications for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu, has expressed his desire to expel the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, from the People’s Democratic Party if given the authority.
Despite his desire to sack Wike from the PDP, Momodu did not object to Wike’s ministerial appointment by President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Momodu said this while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Political Paradigm’ programme aired on Tuesday (today).
“I don’t have the power, if I had the power, I would have fired him (Wike) long ago,” Momodu said.
PUNCH Online reports that Wike had challenged his party, the PDP, daring them to take action against him through suspension or disciplinary measures.
The former Rivers State governor asserted that he had yet to encounter a party leader who possessed the authority to suspend or expel him from the PDP.
He also claimed to be working for President Bola Tinubu and not the All Progressives Congress.
When questioned about his rationale for wanting to expel Wike from the party, Momodu responded, “Such an unruly person who wants to destroy our party? One individual cannot hold everybody to ransom. If we fought the military, Tinubu was part of those who fought the military in this country, and then, you will now allow a civilian dictatorship?”
Prior to the 2023 elections, Wike and four other former governors, collectively known as the G-5 within the PDP, withdrew their support for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, due to disagreements over power-sharing within the PDP.