Atiku, Ayu Lied Against Me, Says Wike
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and their spokesmen of lying against him on the outcome of the 30 May PDP primary.
Wike made the allegation as he arrived Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from his trip to Spain.
He alleged that Atiku and PDP leadership have failed to do the needful in reaching out to him towards resolving the conflicts arising from the party primary.
He said: “There comes a time that people will understand and know the true facts. So, obviously, whether I will speak is not in doubt, to let Nigerians know the actual truth. Having known the truth, whatever they decide to do with it is left for Nigerians.”
The governor added, “Look at it, a presidential candidate who believes that he wants to win election, and somebody who contested fiercely with him that has never raised any issue. I just kept quiet, just minding my business, to see how my state can move forward.
“But everyday, his people come up to attack me, to say one thing or the other. That’s quite unfair and so I should let Nigerians know at the appropriate time, that will be after the commissioning of projects that we have lined up.
“We will say look this is not correct, so that posterity, history will be on our side that we have been able to keep the record straight. So, nobody should be in doubt whether I am going to speak on the issue of PDP, issues of the primaries and other related matters.
“Nigerians will know what happened, Nigerians will know those who love this country, Nigerians will know what went behind. And that is to assure you am going to speak on that.”
Wike however admitted that Senator Bukola Saraki actually met with him in Spain, but said that it was not Alhaji Atiku that sent Saraki to meet with him.