Adebayo Adenrele

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has told the Presidential Candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to employ his patriots in Abuja to plan his campaign in their respective States rather than accusing him wrongly.

Wike made this call at the inauguration of tbe Rivers State House of Assembly Quarters, which was commissioned by the Speaker, House of Nigeria’s Representatives, Reps. Femi Gbajabiamila in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Wike said that he is a true lover of PDP but, reminded Atiku that he can only win or lose the election as a result of people around him.

Speaking on his loss at the Party’s Presidential primary, he said he didn’t go to Court to challenge the victory of Atiku, adding that those who are peddling the rumour are actually the masterminds of the plot.

In his words, “People have called me throughout this morning and said all kinds of things that I went to court against Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. I want to say categorically, if I have a reason of going to court, I will go to court, but I didn’t go to court.”

“Yesterday too, they said I removed all PDP flags at Rivers State Government House. But I just have to say these things for Nigerians to know that I have kept quiet, and being busy delivering dividends of democracy for my party to win election in Rivers State.”

“But I want to tell the candidate, it is the candidate’s group that are doing all these things. Let the world hear, they are the ones plotting all these things, thinking that they will spoil my name, you cannot.”

“I didn’t go to court, I have no reason to go to court. But those of you who are plotting and saying that I went to court instead, for you to have come out now to say Wike went to go court, I say shame on you. Shame will be on all of you.”

“I have told the candidate, you will win or lose this election because of people around you. Anybody who knows me know too well that if I was going to court, I would have gone to court within two weeks after the primary because it is a pre-election matter and after two weeks, you can’t go to court.”

“The legal adviser of the party called me and I told him that he knows that there is mischief going on. But that he knows me very well, if I’m going to court, it is not those kinds of lawyers that I would have used and I don’t even know the lawyers.”

“Election is about the people and by the people. Let those in Abuja with you (Atiku), tell them to go home and campaign for you to win election. Leave Wike alone, enough is enough.”