Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, has boasted that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is not his (Wike) contemporary in politics.
Okupe said he has the rights to call derailing members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to order as a senior member of the party.
His comment follows a recent public attack on Prince Uche Secondus, the national Chairman of the main opposition party at the weekend.
“I believe I have the right and the merit to call our members to order irrespective of their status in the party,” Okupe said in a statement he shared on Twitter.
The PDP chieftain pointed out that those who can measure shoulders with him in politics in Rivers State are the likes of Peter Odili, Rufus Ada George and not Wike, adding that he is a leader and senior to the current governor.
“For a fact, my own contemporaries in the political hierarchy of Rivers State are former Govs Rufus Ada George and Peter Odili. So I am a senior and leader to our indefatigable Gov Wike politically.
“Therefore, I consider it a duty to intervene at this juncture,” he said.