Governor Nyesom Wike has accused a politician of Rivers extraction of being a rapist.
Wike is feuding with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abubakar Atiku, arising from the latter’s failure to pick him as his running mate. The row has made him to fallout with some PDP chieftains in the state, who now pitch camp with the former Vice-President.
On Tuesday during inauguration of the sand-filled area and estate layout project in Ogbum-Nu-Abali, Port Harcourt, the governor hit out at one of the party chieftains in the state throwing rape allegation against the person whom he didn’t name.
His word, “I was watching television yesterday (Monday) when they went to Kano to receive Shekarau. I saw one rapist from Rivers state sitting at the back where he went to join them to receive Shekarau but I asked him, how many people have you made to join your party in your state?’
“You have gone to receive somebody somewhere but you have not made efforts to receive other people to join your own party in your state. You like when food is ready, you’ll go but for you to cook, it is where people have cooked that you go to eat the food but you won’t cook your own.
“As people who want the party to win or who want their candidate to win the election, what role are you playing in your state to make sure your party wins the election? How many people have you been able to galvanise, mobilise to leave their party to join your party? That is to show you are committed, willing and ready to make your party win an election.
“It’s not to go to Abuja and begin to gossip, say all kinds of things, come home and mobilise, let us see the capacity you have. It’s operation deliver your poling units, operation deliver your ward, operation deliver your local government. That is what politics is all about.”