The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has described a statement by the Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike last week concerning his meeting with Pres. Muhammadu Buhari as “disgusting tissues of lies.”
Wike had said that during his meeting with Pres. Buhari, the president informed him that he was under pressure to declare a state of emergency in Rivers state following some violence recorded in the state early this year.
The party said in a statement that the president never said such a thing.
“To the best of our knowledge the three issues that Wike discussed with Mr. President were the issues of the Ogoni Clean Up, the Nkpogu Junction incident with Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi where attempt was made on the life of the Minister. The other issue discussed was the detention of Wike’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) for one week,” the statement said.
The APC called on Wike to apologize to Pres. Buhari for ascribing words to him that he never uttered in order to score cheap publicity.
“Governor Wike’s hatred for both President Buhari and Amaechi is legendary since the two masterminded the ouster from office his ATM machine, (Dr Goodluck Jonathan) under whose watch our common patrimony was looted with impunity. Because of this, Wike is ever ready to use any forum to castigate, insult and malign the persons and personalities of these two great leaders not minding the dire consequences.” the APC said.