by Rachel Ogbu
As the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, said threatens to expose some Abuja-based politicians from the state owing to the crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has said he too is ready to open up on the secrets of his political opponents if they continue to threaten him.
Wike, who made an indirect reference to Amaechi’s threats, said it was too late for his opponents to complain.
“I heard some people are saying that they will talk and expose people fighting them, it is too late to expose people fighting them now. It is meaningless now.”
“I worked as a Chief of Staff at Government House and the documents are there for them to see. Let them carry the documents and go through them and do what they like with them.
“The day they speak, I will speak too. It is not only one man that can speak. When you speak, others will also speak.”
The Punch reports
The minister, who spoke on Thursday in Port Harcourt, at the inauguration of the state Peoples Democratic Party’s committees, urged politicians to eschew politics of bitterness.
He pointed out that talking was not the exclusive right of one person or a group of persons and cautioned that he would always reply opponents appropriately.
Wike, who was the immediate past Chief of Staff in the Amaechi administration, explained that he could not have attained his current level without the support of the people.
Explaining that the days of injustice and dictatorship were over in the state, Wike suggested that the state chairman of the PDP, Mr. Felix Obuah, should allow the committees to do their jobs without any form of interference.
The minister expressed the need to reconcile aggrieved members of the party and bring them back to the fold.
“You cannot eat alone; when you eat alone, it is not always satisfying. The PDP is a big umbrella that can accommodate everybody. Everybody should be carried along,” he said.