River State governor, Nyesom Wike has insulted media personality, Reuben Abati.
Abati was at one time the Media aide to the then President, Goodluck Jonathan and at another time, precisely 2019, the running mate to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, late Buruji Kashamu.
These days, the veteran journalist is one of the anchors of Arise Television breakfast show, The Morning, where he is critical of politicians. Wike like many of his political colleagues has been at the receiving end of Abati’s scathing remarks with the recent describing the Rivers governor as Mr Donatus in reference to the fiery one-time Minister’s proclivity for money politics.
The governor at the occasion of the launch of the campaign of PDP, Rivers chapter, equivocally hit back at Abati, saying, “Who are those who killed PDP in Ogun State in 2019?
“Ask them who ran for Ogun State Deputy Governor in 2019? Who are those who killed PDP in Ogun State in 2019? Now they come to media houses and begin to talk.
“They had EFCC problem in 2015 with their wife. They came to me to rescue them. I was not Mr. Donatus, but today I am Mr. Donatus.”