Nyesom Wike: I’m taking down APC structure in Rivers

Nyesom Wike: I’m taking down APC structure in Rivers
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has acknowledged that dismantling the All Progressives Congress (APC) organisation in his state is a difficult work for him and his staff.

This was stated by Wike on Tuesday at the opening of the Ogbunabali Sandfilled Area in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The governor acknowledged that although certain Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party members were trying to divert him, he was actually working demolishing APC institutions in the oil-rich state.

“Some of you, those you rate, you won’t even buy them for a naira. At the appropriate time, I will tell you who they are; the kind of characters we are talking about – people will speak here today, and tomorrow, they will say a different thing. I begin to wonder is it this leader that spoke to me last night? It is very unfortunate,” Wike said.

“Wike and his team are busy here bringing down all structures of APC, providing dividends of democracy. In your own state, you are only talking about Wike,” he added.

The governor who has been at loggerheads with PDP presidential candidate Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he does not belong to the houseboys.

Wike also took a dig at an unnamed “rapist” and member of PDP who was present at an event in Kano State on Monday to receive the Senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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He accused this “rapist” of not putting effort into persuading others to join the PDP but is quite comfortable with liking “when food is ready.”

“Anywhere any true Rivers man is, you must show that you are important, you must show that you have something to offer and not to do houseboy, we don’t belong to the houseboys; we are not known to be that.

“So, all of you, continue to show that you are not a second-class citizen in any state or any zone,” the governor added.

Speaking about a former Governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, he said he should focus on delivering his state for the PDP in the 2023 general elections.

Makarfi had on Tuesday morning on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme said Wike should not take any decision in anger.

But responding, Wike challenged the former PDP national chairman to ‘Operation Deliver Your Polling Unit’ and ‘Operation Deliver Your Local Government’.

Wike said, “This morning I was watching television when I saw a former acting chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, and he said he is very close to me but I don’t know how close he is to me. I don’t know when last we spoke. I’ve never spoken to him for the past five months. So, if you are close to somebody politically, there is no how you won’t have spoken to the person.

“What I want to advise Makarfi is: Look you have a job, make sure PDP wins Kaduna State. Leave Wike. Make sure PDP wins in Kaduna State, I don’t want to hear excuses.”