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I Am Not A Slave. It Is Time To Let Nigerians Know The Truth – Wike Hit Back At Atiku

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to an interview granted by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that Atiku had ignored the recommendations of a committee he set up to select his running mate.

According to reports, the committee led by Governor Samuel Ortom had picked Wike, who came second during the presidential primaries, to be Atiku’s running mate.

However, Atiku chose Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa instead.

During an interview on Arise TV, the presidential candidate stated that  he chose Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ahead of Wike because he felt he was better for him.

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Reacting to this on Friday  at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Wike said the interview Atiku granted on Arise TV was full of lies.

He said

“Thereafter he appeared before Arise Television, see the statements he made. So many lies were told.

 “Atiku Abubakar told so many lies on Arise Television that I can’t leave unchallenged. I will react to those lies made by him and his attack dogs line by line. At the end Nigeria will know who love this country and who does not.”

Speaking further, Wike stated that he had decided to be quiet because PDP was a party that he loved so much.

However, he believes that it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.

He said;

“I have moved on to conclude my social contract with the people of Rivers. However, it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.

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“I am not a slave and will not be a slave. I am freeborn of the country.”


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