Governor of Rivers State and former Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barrister Nyesom Wike has denied dragging the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and others to Court over the outcome of the primary.
Wike made the disclosure live on Channels Television, on Friday 11th August, during the official commissioning of Rivers State Legislators Quarter built by the state government.
The governor said the lawyers who filed the suit are not known to him, adding that those who conspired to file Court processes without his express permission did so at their own peril, describing them as mischief makers who are hell bent on causing deeper disaffection between him and the party’s presidential candidate.
“You all know me. If I wanted to challenge the outcome of the presidential primary I would have done that within two weeks after primary.
“The people who went to Court on my behalf are busy body litigants and it is very shameful that we still have such idiots in the system.
“I don’t even know the lawyers behind the case. It surprises me the length people can go to cause disaffection between me and our party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. They should leave Wike alone.
“Some foolish people wrote on Facebook that I ordered party faithfuls in Rivers State to remove all PDP signboards and flags from the state.
“This is absolute madness and those behind these nonsense are advised to find something useful to engage themselves. They ate idle minds and interlopers.
“I have no plans to quit PDP. I am busy delivering dividends of democracy to promote PDP, so that we can win 2023 elections in River State. These are my report card which Rivers State people will consider to vote PDP again,” Wike said.
He turned to the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives and said: “Mr Speaker I invited you here to commission this project because you are my friend.
“You helped Rivers State to recover her money from the federal government, even though you are a member of another political party. It shows you want the progress of Nigeria.
“This project was executed using part of that recovered funds and I felt you should be here to see what I did with part of that money.
“I didn’t invite you to Rivers State for any other reason. I don’t want to join the APC because your party has failed Nigerians, but you are a good man,” Wike added.