Again Governor Wike Breathes Fire, Explains Why He Is Angry with Atiku, PDP

Again Governor Wike Breathes Fire, Explains Why He Is Angry with Atiku, PDP

  • Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has expressed his displeasure with key leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party
  • The governor alleged that the party leaders failed to nip the crisis rocking the PDP in the bud for a lasting solution
  • According to the governor, he will not stop saying the truth until all the anomalies within the party and his members are tackled squarely

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The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said that he is disappointed with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Sun reports that Wike while speaking when a letter of award was presented to him by the management team of the publishing company said the primary that produced the presidential candidate of the PDP was fraudulent.

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Nyesom Wike, Atiku Abubakar
Governor Wike has said that Atiku Abubakar became PDP's presidential candidate out of fraudulent practices. Photo: Rivers state government

Wike said also noted that if not for the love he has for his party, he would have taken legal steps to challenge the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the 2023 presidential candidate of the PDP in court.

The governor also noted that no amount of campaign of calumny against him could stop him from speaking the truth.

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NDDC, politicians and fraud

Speaking on some of the corrupt practices going on at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Wike said that the N500 billion budget for the commission has attracted much pressure on the National Assembly.

He alleged that some corrupt politicians are mounting pressure on lawmakers of the National Assembly to pass the budget so that they could share it ahead of the general elections.

His words:

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“You know the day NDDC came here, I told them. Sometimes I say should I not be ashamed that I came from the Niger Delta? Everyday, we are talking about exploitation. Who is exploiting who?
“Since the inception of NDDC, let them show us an regional project they have embarked upon that changed the landscape of the area. Let them mention one.

"Everyday Wike dances like village masquerade on live television," Atiku's right-hand man blasts governor

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state had earlier been described as a failed Tik-Tok comedian desperately trying to amuse Nigerians.

This description of Governor Wike was given by Phrank Shuaibu, a special assistant to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar.

Shuaibu said that Wike needs to grow up and respect the office of Rivers state governor which he holds.

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Following months of speculations, former President Olusegun Obasanjo revealed the presidential candidate he is backing.

Obasanjo picked Peter Obi of the Labour Party ahead of others as he released an open letter to Nigerians on Sunday, January 2023.

The elder statesman who no longer participates in partisan politics revealed why he picked Obi over other contenders.


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