Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson, is nursing the plan to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Wike and Dickson have been feuding for a while but it recently became a public row after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost Bayelsa State to the APC in the November 2019 governorship election, a state which hitherto before the victory had been controlled by the PDP since 1999.
In the latest string of bitter exchange, the Rivers governor accused his Bayelsa counterpart of anti-party activities, alleging him of being on his way out of the PDP and warned the party leadership against brokering peace between.
“Are they interceding on behalf of someone who betrayed the party? They know that Governor Seriake Dickson betrayed and sold out the party. They know that during the 2019 elections in Rivers State, Dickson worked with my opponent.
“Throughout that period, the PDP National Chairman (Uche Secondus) himself knows that people were calling from all over the country to know the situation.
“Dickson never called one day. This was because of his alignment with the opposition. I can show proof that Dickson has already made up his mind to go over to the APC. I am not going to sit down with anybody to discuss anything as it relates to Governor Dickson. I have no business with Governor Dickson, Wike said in a statement his Special Assistant on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu released.