Presidential candidate of Peoples Democr candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said the vituperations and wailings of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has nothing to do with ensuring the South produced the next president.
He said Wike was just a sore loser who had gone on to deceive other members of his G5 that are now battling for political survival.
“Wike’s grouse with Atiku has nothing to do with zoning. He is only wailing because he lost the presidential ticket of the PDP in a fair contest. After losing, he deceived four other governors to join his futile campaign.
“Three governors of the G5 failed woefully at their senatorial elections.
“For Governor Seyi Makinde, his ambition is hanging by a thread after his misadventure cost the PDP to lose all three senatorial elections.
“Wike has not held a single meeting with his G5 members having dumped them since their defeat. He has been rejoicing over the outcome of the polls even though his men have all lost. This is the sort of man he is, and yet he claims not to be committing anti-party infractions,” Atiku said in a statement by his media aide, Timi Phrank.
He commended the nearly 300,000 Nigerians that had signed a petition on Change.Org to demand the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union impose a visa ban on him.
Atiku said: “At this point, I would love to commend the nearly 300,000 Nigerians who have signed the petition for Wike’s visa sanction. This is a step in the right direction. This is a man who in every election he has ever been involved in has been characterised by rigging and violence so much so that under his watch, the media tagged his state, ‘Rivers of Blood’.”
“This is a man who, during a leaked phone conversation with Governor Ayodele Fayose, admitted to ‘killing everyone we can kill’. This is a man who talks down on traditional rulers in his state, arrests those he doesn’t agree with, seals off the buildings of his opponents and even revokes C of O of those in his bad books. May Nigeria never see such an emperor again who uses violence to subdue his people for political gains.”
Wike had while addressing supporters at the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday said he was drinking a 40-year-old whiskey while he was watching members of his own party on TV protesting against electoral fraud of February 25 in Abuja.
“As they were protesting, I just sat down and took a 40-year whisky. I called some of my friends and opened the 40-year-old whisky as they were protesting,” Wike had said.
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