Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has lashed out at the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, for saying he lured Governor Aminu Tambuwal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Premium Times reports that this was contained in a statement by the state commissioner for communication, Emma Okah,
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It read: “Governor Wike has not discussed the political ambition of Governor Tambuwal with Senator Tinubu any day and so Senator Tinubu cannot rely on mere rumour to speak unfairly about the governor in the way he did.”
“Tambuwal is a matured adult who has the capacity to take critical political decisions for himself without prompting from Gov Wike.
“When as Speaker of House of Representatives, Governor Tambuwal defected from the ruling PDP to the APC, why did Senator Tinubu not say that Governor Wike had a hand in it at that time or is it because it favoured Senator Tinubu’s APC?”
The commissioner called on elders to “exercise restraint at times like this.”
Meanwhile, the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, August 20, replied the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying the latter was accommodating inadequacies in the party because of his presidential ambition for 2023.
Saraki said this in response to a letter reportedly written by Tinubu giving reasons why the Senate president and others left the APC.
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The Senate president noted that he had severally complained to Tinubu and a host of party leaders in the APC about the administration of Muhammadu Buhari as well as the need to carry critical stakeholders along.
He said these complaints were never taken seriously adding that his actions as the Senate president had always been in the interest of the nation.
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