Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, said yesterday that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s comments that he was sipping a 40-year-old whisky while watching him and others protest on national television confirmed that Wike spoke under the influence of alcohol.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, Atiku warned Wike not to drink alcohol because it had affected not only his voice and demeanor but also his thinking faculty.
Atiku claimed the governor’s beef with him had nothing to do with the southern presidency and was simply a manifestation of his heartbreak. He praised efforts in the United States and the United Kingdom to secure a visa ban against Wike. “While they were protesting, I just sat down and drank a 40-year whisky,” Wike explained. As they protested, I called some friends and opened the 40-year-old whisky.”
However, Atiku advised Wike to refrain from speaking while intoxicated.
“Governor Wike has confirmed what we all know,” he said. That he is an alcoholic.
On Monday, March 6, 2023, Waziri Atiku Abubakar led a protest against the stealing of the Nigerian people’s mandate, which was a noble cause in and of itself. “For the record, the protest took place around 11.30 a.m. Wike claims he was drinking whisky during the protest, which took place at 11.30 a.m. on a Monday. This demonstrates the type of man he is.”
Wike’s vituperations and wailings, according to the former vice president, had nothing to do with ensuring that the south produced the next president. He claimed Wike was a bitter loser who had deceived other members of his G-5, who were now fighting for political survival. “Wike’s beef with Waziri Atiku Abubakar has nothing to do with zoning,” the statement said. He is only weeping because he lost the PDP presidential nomination in a fair election. Following his defeat, he duped four other governors into joining his futile campaign.
“Three G5 governors failed miserably in their senatorial elections, including Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who finished a distant third in the Abia South senatorial election as a sitting governor. Governor Seyi Makinde’s ambition hangs by a thread after his blunder cost the PDP all three senatorial elections.
“Wike hasn’t met with his G-5 members in over a year, having dumped them after their defeat. He has been ecstatic about the election results, despite the fact that all of his men have lost. This is the kind of man he is, and yet he claims not to be breaking any party rules.” Atiku chastised Wike for admitting on video to “manipulating” the outcome of the last election in his state. He praised the nearly 300,000 Nigerians who signed a Change.Org petition demanding that the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union impose a visa ban on Wike.
“At this point, I would like to commend the nearly 300,000 Nigerians who have signed the petition for Wike’s visa sanction,” Atiku claimed. This is a positive step forward. “This is a man who talks down on traditional rulers in his state, arrests those he doesn’t agree with, seals off the buildings of his opponents, and even revokes Cs of O of those in his bad books.” “This is a man who talks down on traditional rulers in his state, arrests those he doesn’t agree with, seals off the buildings of his opponents, and even revokes Cs of O of those in his bad books.”
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