‘Buhari is not My Friend, He is not Doing Well, But He Won in Court’- Wike


The governor of a Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has defended his decision to congratulate president Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday.

Wike who spoke at a funeral in Emohua on Thursday said it was better to congratulate Buhari publicly than to sneak to visit him at night as some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) do.

“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.”

“We are  the only state that the Federal Government refused to pay us our money used to execute  Federal  projects because I don’t go to see him in the night and 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” Wike said.

“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.

“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 added.


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