RIVERS, Nigeria – The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has asked the State Government to stop fabricating tales in an effort to deny Governor Nyesom Wike’s interest to contest the presidency in 2023.
A statement issued by the APC Spokesman, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, said Wike’s real intent in splashing Rivers money in parts of the country has become exposed.
The statement said despite attempts by the Governor to pull red herrings over the eyes of well-meaning Rivers people, Wike’s ambition was the primary reason Rivers people are being starved, shoved aside and abandoned.
Chief Nwuke said there was no need for the Rivers State Government to spread falsehood in order to hide the ambition of the State Governor, stating that everything is now in the open and that those who have received an overdose of Rivers money have decided to print posters announcing the actual intention of Governor Wike in 2023.
He said Governor Wike should have exhibited courage, “not cowardice in telling Nigerians the truth. The truth is that he is scheming. He has been exclusively funding the PDP, especially in the northern states, in preparation for his ambition in 2023. As a Nigerian, Governor Nyesom Wike has a right to run for the presidency.
“He has a right to donate chunks of money if he has so much to lavish; those rights do not amount to the right to spend Rivers money arbitrarily.”
The APC statement said Rivers people were not deceived by the denial of the state government, urging the people to stand up and defend what truly belongs to them, alleging that the government was not thinking of the consequences of its actions.