Buhari is not my friend, but the tribunal wasn’t wrong, Wike says

By David Olalekan.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has explained why he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal upheld his victory as winner of the 2019 presidential election.

Wike, who spoke today at the funeral service of Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of the PDP leaders in the state, Sergeant Awuse, said it was better to congratulate President Buhari publicly than visit him at night.

He alleged that many governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) go to see the president at night.

“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. I won’t 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 and I won’t go”, the governor said.

On the ruling of the tribunal yesterday, Wike said, “He (Buhari) is not my friend; he is not doing well, but he won in court.

“Should I say that the court did wrong? No.

“President Buhari, congratulations and carry Nigerians along.

“Unify the country; the country 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.”

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