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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has thrown some bants at some of the PDP Governors when he had reiterated his earlier claims that he was not like his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello.
He had made this statement when he has spoken at the launch of a book, “Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court,” authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki.
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Wike had also revealed that his visit to the nation’s capital reminded him of his defeat during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary in May. The governor had also noted that it was his first time in Abuja after losing the PDP ticket to former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
“When I landed and passed through the venue.l, I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened.”
Wike said unlike Bello who had visited Abuja severally since losing the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket, he remained in his state.
“I am not like Yahaya Bello who lost he comes to Abuja) everyday”, he joked.
The Rivers helmsman hailed Justice Aboki’s commitment to the protection of justice and rule of law.
Wike described Aboki as a consummate jurist who has left his name “indelibly in the sands of time and judicial history”.
In another report, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has also yesterday fired back at the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for getting to label his predecessor and the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as a ‘total failure’ for his perceived inability to attract development to Rivers in over seven years as a minister.
In a recent report, Governor Nyesom Wike had at a public function in Port Harcourt on Monday had fiercely dressed down the Rivers APC leader for expressing his disappointment at the perceived insensitivity of Governor Wike and his administration to the wellbeing of four times federal minister, Alabo T O Graham-Douglas through the protracted illness leading to his death as Wike was also absent at the funeral on Saturday.
Responding to the Governor’s tirade against Amaechi, Spokesman to Rivers APC, Darlington Nwauju, said though the party wasn’t prepared to drift into toxic communication to get even with Wike, the leadership would not fold their hands and allow the Governor to denigrate their leader in perceived distortion of history.