- Governor Nyesom Wike is furious over Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu's recent comment tending towards defecting from the PDP
- In his opinion on Saturday, March 12, the Rivers governor believes the Edo deputy governor is an ingrate
- Wike said it is a shame that Shaibu can threaten the PDP with defection after the party gave him and Governor Obaseki the ticket in the last Edo governorship poll
Port Harcourt, Rivers - The deputy governor of Edo, Philip Shiabu, has come under serious heat for saying that there are other alternatives to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Seeing this remark as a threat to the PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday, March 12, slammed the Edo deputy governor and described him as an ingrate who alongside Governor Godwin Obaseki was given the party's ticket in the state's last governorship election, The Cable reports.
The fiery Rivers governor who spoke during the inauguration of the Eastern bypass road project in Port Harcourt on Saturday also recalled that Shaibu lost his local government in an election.
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“Threatening the party, that there are alternatives to PDP. This is the same people that were kneeling down to beg for us to give them the umbrella, today you have the effrontery to threaten the PDP. Such a shame.
"These are the same people when they were denied tickets under APC, they were running helter-skelter begging everybody to give them an umbrella and we gave them an umbrella.
“And he lost his local government when we were in Edo, he lost. And he would come out on television to threaten the party that there are alternatives, look at the deputy governor, it’s unfortunate.”
Governor Wike reveals how the lives of Nigerians can be improved
Meanwhile, Wike, on Wednesday, March 3, said that the lives of Nigerians across the country would improve once the PDP takes over leadership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He gave the assurance during the inauguration ceremony of the 3.5 km long Mgbuoshimini-Nkpor Road in Rumuolumeni community, Obio/Akpor local government area of the state.
The governor said the PDP's major focus was to ensure that the economic hardship foisted on Nigerians by the APC-led administration ended.