Posted by Daniel. on 29 July, 2022 under Naija News
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has responded to every issue that arose during and following the People’s Democratic Party presidential primary election (PDP).
Recall that Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, won the party’s nomination for president in 2023 following the primary election.
The former Vice President was called a liar by Wike, who spoke on Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State shortly after his return from Spain.
â€œI told my special adviser on media that I am going to speak on issues. We know in this part of our world, when lies are contorted, it becomes fact.
â€œI have always believed when the left speaks, allow the right to also speak. We are not getting younger and as days pass, we get older.
â€œSo it is important when issues are raised or when speeches are made, one should be able to say this is the part of my story, so that the public knows the truth.
â€œIt is most unfortunate since after our primary I have decided to be quiet, because it is a party I love so much. I never said anything, I decided to go back home and fulfill the promises I made to the people of Rivers State.
â€œBut there comes a time I need to speak and let Nigerians know the actual truth. Having known the truth, whatever they decide to do with it is left for them.
â€œWhen the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar unveiled his running mate, no right thinking person and a lover of this party will say that the speech he made on that day was fair.
â€œForget about his hailers, the scavengers and I never reacted to it. I said, no, this party belongs to all of us.
â€œThereafter, Atiku appeared on Arise TV, see the statement he made. So many lies were told and then you said I should not react to some of those issues. That will not be fair.
â€œAssuming today I am not alive, obviously what he has said will be accepted as the truth. Look at his attack dogs, former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, Maina Waziri and others look at the statement they issued. Look at the abuses they rained on me, I never reacted.
â€œIf a presidential candidate who believes he wants to win the election, and as somebody who contested fiercely with him, I never raised issues, I just kept quiet, minding my business to see how my State can move forward, yet every day his attack dogs continued to attack meâ€