Wike alleges assassination plot by Rivers PDP stakeholders

Wike alleges assassination plot by Rivers PDP stakeholders

Governor Nyesom Wike claimed on Monday, August 15, that a group of resentful losers in the Rivers state People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary for 2023, which produced Sim Fubara as a candidate, are now in charge of an Abuja plan to assassinate him.

Wike pointed to some of the party leaders who had expressed interest in running for office but had ultimately failed because they were leading the gang that was working against him.

He made this known on the occasion of former governor Peter Odili’s 74th birthday.

At the birthday reception held at a new Old Government Residential Area, Port Harcourt, a private residence donated by the Rivers government to Dr. Odili, Wike narrated, “On my last birthday, 12 midnight, some of our elders called to see me. They said they came to wish me a happy birthday.

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“Then, they presented me a letter that I should run for president. All of them including Dr. Abiye (Sekibo) signed the document. I say okay, you people too should go and give me someone who will be governor after me. They all sat there, looking left and right.

“I asked them, those of you who are interested to be governor should raise your hands. Everybody raised hands. One person didn’t raise his hand, Sen Bari Mpigi. I asked why he was not interested, and he replied, Sir, let me hold what God has given me. I don’t want to lose the two.”

Wike further narrated that the same elders also signed to abide by whatever outcome of the governorship primary, alleging that because they never succeeded in the primary, they turned around now to accuse him of pursuing a third term.

He said, “Some persons don’t know the history. They go and tell all kinds of stories. But the truth is this, all of them (elders) signed the document prepared by O.C.J. Okocha that whoever I will bring, they will abide by it.

“But now, they went to Abuja, that I must not be vice president. I also read, yesterday when I was in Paris, one of them said that I told him that if they do to me what they did to Dr. Odili that I will collapse the system.

“I am not an ungrateful person And I will never be ungrateful in my life. What’s important is that I have done well as a governor. I am happy and I am leaving office a happy man.”

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