Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike reportedly said his description as Father Christmas in some quarters in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is in bad faith.
Wike reportedly stated this at a meeting of the PDP’s Board of Trustees to douse the tension in the party occasioned by the move to oust its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, which the Rivers governor spearheaded.
At the parley on Thursday he frowned at report labelling him as Father Christmas saying his benevolence to the party was out of his commitment to it, according to Punchng.com, which quoted a source involved in the meeting.
Quoting the unnamed source, the paper wrote: “Holding a magazine where he (the governor) said he was described as a Father Christmas, he said when he single-handedly paid the legal fees and other matters in the case that removed Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party and rescued it from him, nobody called him such a name.
“He said he had been paying the rent for the Legacy Building (PDP Presidential Campaign office in Abuja), yet nobody described him using such language. He said if he was not a party man, he could probably have used such money to also marry four wives. He also said he had not told anyone that he wanted to be the presidential candidate of the party in 2023 as insinuated in some quarters. ”