Renowned journalist and former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to tread carefully in handling the fall-out of the party’s presidential primary.
Momodu, in a open advice written to the Rivers political strongman on Friday, said Wike seemed to be underrating the modus operandi of power brokers in the country, even as he urged him not to destroy the opposition party.
PlatinumPost reports that Wike, who has been at dagger-drawn with the presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, and other PDP chieftains, has approached the court seeking his declaration as the authentic candidate of the party.
But Momodu in a post on his Facebook page, appealed to Wike not to allow anger to push him to political wars that would cause more harm than good.
He said : “MY KOBO ADVICE TO GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE…
My dear Brother, good evening. I have watched you in recent months with trepidation. I’m scared about your inability to comprehend the country called Nigeria. You must have underrated how the owners of Nigeria operate. I studied the biography of CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO.
” I was an insider the June 12 1993 crisis, and a veritable witness to the tribulations of my grear mentor, CHIEF MOSHOOD ABIOLA. Closer home, you must have seen how your predecessor, DR PETER ODILI, was stopped in his tracks in 2007.
” You’re certainly one of Nigeria’s best performing Governors, if not the best. Personally, I’m very proud of your uncommon achievements. I know you are very angry. It is your right to be. But I’m begging you in the name of God not to take decisions based on anger… Nigeria has been very kind to you. Rivers State has been extremely generous to you. GOD has blessed you beyond imagination.
” You have such a beautiful family. Your people love you stupendously for services delivered to them. PDP has been your solid platform. You should never destroy a bridge after crossing the river. Even if you no longer need the bridge, what of your friends and family? I pray you kill this excessive and perpetual ANGER. It is getting out of hand. Most people around you will keep quiet for fear of losing patronage. Many politicians survive only on power. My Brother, I love you. But someone must be able to tell you the truth. No General fights on too many fronts. Please, apply the brakes, before it is too late… DELE MOMODU. “