‘You Speak For Yourself, Not For People Of Rivers State’, Wike Bombs Sekibo

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God Has Given Me Capacity To Crush My Enemies -- Wike Tell Political Foes

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has continued trading words with his foes within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This time, the outspoken Governor took a swipe at former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo, for supporting the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The New Diplomat reports that Sekibo, after pitching his tent with Atiku was appointed as the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State.

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Reacting to the appointment, Wike bombed Sekibo, saying he doesn’t have the leadership capacity to speak on behalf of the people of Rivers State.

According to Wike, Sekibo is a self-seeking politician who is seeking political validation in the state.

Wike who spoke during the inauguration of 319 Ward and 32 Constituency Liaison Officers in Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday, also bombed Sekibo for failing to bring any kind of democratic dividend to the state during his tenure as minister, as well as to his home town of Okrika in the state’s Okrika Local Government Area.

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This was contained in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant on Media to Governor Wike and made available to journalists.

Wike said, “I watched a video when one Dr Abiye Sekibo, while he was addressing people in his house yesterday (Sunday), said he is the director of Atiku’s Supporters in Rivers.

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“I have no problem with that. But he cannot speak on behalf of Rivers State.

“In that video, he said that Rivers State has been having a close relationship with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that Rivers State has always benefited from Atiku Abubakar.

“I want to correct one impression; Dr Abiye Sekibo has a personal relationship with Alhaji Atiku, not Rivers State.

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“Dr Abiye Sekibo was Minister of Transport when Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was the Vice President of Nigeria. Can you people mention one project in Okrika, I don’t even want to talk about Rivers State, in Ogu/Bolo, one project that he brought down to Rivers State. Is there any?”

Speaking further, Wike declared that the PDP will win in the governorship, all the House of Representatives, the Senate and the State House of Assembly elections, while the fate of the presidential election in the state is yet to determined.

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“PDP will win our state. I am not hiding it as far as the governorship, House of Reps, Senate, and State Assembly is concerned. The other one we have not decided until the right thing is done,” Wike added.

Wike and his allies including Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, among others, have vowed not to work for Atiku until the dominance of northerners in key positions in the party is addressed.

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