Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar told many lies during his recent interview.
Wike, stated on Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport, that the recent interview granted by Atiku on Arise TV was marred with misinformation.
“Thereafter he (Atiku) appeared before Arise Television, see the statements he made. So many lies were told” he stated.
It would be recalled that the decision of Atiku to pick Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as his Presidential running mate had angered Wike and his camp.
“I have decided to be quiet because PDP is a party I love so much,” said the governor during a briefing with reporters. “I have moved on to conclude my social contract with the people of Rivers. However, it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.” Wike stated.
According to Channels, He also accused the former vice president of telling lies against him, as well as using some chieftains of the main opposition party to spread falsehood against his person.
The governor vowed to respond to both the party’s flagbearer and the party chieftains whom he described as Atiku’s ‘attack dogs’ one-by-one and line by line in due time.
He said posterity would not forgive him should he fail to set the record straight and promised to clear the air after the commissioning of the projects lined up for inauguration by the state government.
On the reconciliation committee set up by the PDP leadership, Governor Wike stated that former Vice President Atiku had yet to send any delegation to him.
He, however, said a former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, met with him in Spain, although in his personal capacity.
According to the governor, the former vice president came to his house to beg for support but suddenly does not know the way to his house any longer.
He went on to challenge anyone to identify that he or she was sent by the PDP candidate to speak to him about the issue in the PDP and the aftermath of the party’s presidential primary.
Governor Wike who said the idea of setting up a committee was only being seen in the media, however, insisted that he would remain in the PDP and help rebuild the party.
“I am not a slave and will not be a slave. I am freeborn of the country,” he declared.