Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Thursday exposed the contradictions at the center of our politics when he revealed that some governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP actually fraternized with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress, APC, only at night like the biblical pharisee, Nicodemus.
The governor spoke during the funeral service in honour of Late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of Ohna Sergeant Awuse, at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua, Rivers State against the backdrop of the criticism that trailed his decision to congratulate Buhari for his victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal over the PDP and its candidate for the February 23, 2019 presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar.
He said: “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”.
Governor Wike said politics is a game of interest, noting that Rivers people in the All Progressives Congress are under obligation to attract Federal benefits to the state.
He also criticized the hypocrisy of some of the PDP members who after criticizing Buhari, go behind to fraternize with him at night.
“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 “.
Governor Wike expressed displeasure that Rivers State has key links to President Buhari from the State, yet the East West Road, the seaports and other Federal projects have been completely neglected since 2015.
He said nothing indicates that Rivers State has prominent APC members working with President Buhari.