Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has given reasons why he congratulated the President, Muhammadu Buhari after the Tribunal confirmed his election.
The governor said, he congratulated the President, Muhamadu Buhari because he is not hypocrite.
Wike, referred to some PDP governors as hypocrites, better to congratulate the President openly.
Governor Wike said that some Governors under his Party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, visits President Muhammadu Buhari at night but he made his declaration public because it came from the heart.
The governor offered the reason for his congratulations to President at Chief Sergent Chidi Awuse’s mother’s burial Late Madam Blessing Awuse, at the St Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua.
“I am sure all of you are surprised that I congratulated Buhari. Is it not good for me to congratulate him than to go to his house in the night?”
“So many PDP Governors go to see him in his house in the night. I have never gone and I will not go. I won’t go.”
“He is not my friend, he is not doing well, but he won in court, should I say that the court did wrong, no.”
President Buhari, congratulations and carry Nigerians along. Unify the country, the country is too divided. I am saying what is right. What I will do, I will do, what I will not do, I will not do.
“Politics is a game of interest. And my only interest is Rivers State. Anything that is against the interest of Rivers State, I will not agree.
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“These people sold us out, thinking that they are doing Governor Wike. It is the State that you are offending because I am just one person. He said
Also speak on the NDDC and what the government at the centre is doing to the state.
His words: “We produce oil. They should not punish Rivers State because of me.
“I am just one individual. We have not benefited anything from the Federal Government.
“The only thing we have benefited is the abuse they heap on me.
“They turned the NDDC into a cash cow to sponsor elections against us.
“Nobody protested that anomaly. Now they want us to protest because someone did not nominate the management of NDDC this time.
“Since 2015, NDDC has not had its governing board, but nobody protested. I will not be dragged into such protests,” he said.
Daily Tells went to the streets to hear from the street parliaments their opinion on the reasons Wike gives why he congratulated Buhari.
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