- Urges Buhari to unify the country.
- Laments neglect of Rivers state by the FG.
Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has said he preferred to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari publicly after his reelection was reaffirmed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal than to visit him at night.
The governor who further stated that he wouldn’t behave like some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who visit the president at night because the declaration came from the heart.
Speaking at the funeral service of late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of Sergeant Awuse, a PDP leader in the state, held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua, on Thursday, Wike said pointed that Rivers has suffered neglect from the federal government.
“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?
“Many PDP governors go to see him in his house in the night. I have never gone and I will not 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.
“He is not my friend; he is not doing well, but he won in court. Should I say that the court did wrong? No.”
He, therefore, advised the president to and carry Nigerians along and unify the country because it 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.”
He further stated that politics is a game of interest, and Rivers people in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are under obligation to attract Federal benefits to the state.