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Regional News of Tuesday, 13 December 2022


PDP: Wike debunk rumors he sent thugs to attack Atiku’s supporters

Wike and Atiku Abubakar Wike and Atiku Abubakar

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dismissed claims that he sent thugs to attack supporters of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

This comes after PDP campaign council in the state and a former Minister of Transportation, Abiye Sekibo accused the PDP Chieftain of sending thugs to attack them.

The aggrieved governor has since described the allegations as cheap blackmail while noting that he has not been involved in any act of political violence.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the governor said: “Some people are saying we sent thugs to attack them. You see, when people see failure, they will begin to plan excuses.

“Instead of you to tell your principal, this will be difficult for me, you are giving excuses.”

He cautioned the political class against any attempt to plunge the state into chaos.

“Anybody who knows me know, that I have never been violent. If I am violent, I won’t go to court.

“But we know those who planted killings in this State when they were Secretary to government. We know them, but that killing will not happen again in the State.

“We will not give you the opportunity to try it again,” he said.

Wike has been aggrieved with Atiku after he lost during the PDP primaries and the refusal of the latter to make him his running mate.