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Deception, Hypocrisy In Wike’s DNA — Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has hit Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, claiming that he allegedly deceived Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) into committing political suicide.

Atiku spoke through his media aide, Mr. Phrank Shaibu in a statement.

The statement was a response to comment by the Rivers State government wherein they warned Atiku to “caution his attack dogs.”

Shaibu said vice president said the governor lacked the moral right to caution anyone about decorum.

The statement read in part, “Governor Wike was nominated as minister by Governor Rotimi Amaechi. He got there and betrayed Amaechi and continues to insult him on a daily basis. In 2017 he tried to take over the soul of PDP by insisting that Prince Uche Secondus should be national chairman but he soon fought with Prince (Uche) Secondus and orchestrated his removal because of his desperation to be president.


s governor he constantly undermined his colleagues notably Governors Ben Ayade (Cross River), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo). Ayade and Umahi eventually left out of frustration. Even Peter Obi left due to the constant insults from Wike who battled with him over the structure of the PDP in Anambra State.

“In 2021 Governor Wike wanted Senator Iyorchia Ayu to hand him the Presidential ticket but when this didn’t work, he tried to remove Ayu as well. In his most recent act of desperation, he deceived four of his colleague governors to reject the PDP thereby pushing them into political suicide.”

Shaibu flayed Wike for saying he opposed Atiku’s candidacy for altruistic reasons and for the unity of Nigeria.

Atiku’s aide added: “Governor Wike’s claim that he opposed Atiku for the sake of fairness is like a prostitute claiming to be in business in order to feed the poor.

“Wike invited Peter Obi to Port Harcourt under the guise of commissioning projects only for him to work against the same Obi and then goes around to call Obi the hero of the election.

Atiku’s aide said, “Last year, the police in Rivers State arrested federal lawmaker, Farah Dagogo, while he was appearing for the screening of the governorship aspirants of the PDP in Port Harcourt just because Hon Dagogo defied Wike and decided to contest.



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