Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the recent interview of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubaker.
He spoke Friday, at the Port Harcourt international airport in Rivers state capital shortly after he returned from a foreign trip.
He accused the former vice president of telling lies against him, as well as using some chieftains of the main opposition party to spread falsehood against his person.
“I have decided to be quiet because PDP is a party I love so much,” said the governor during a briefing with reporters.
“I have moved on to conclude my social contract with the people of Rivers. However, it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.”
Governor Wike faulted the speech Atiku on the day he unveiled governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
He vowed to respond to both the party’s flagbearer and the party chieftains who he described as Atiku’s ‘attack dogs’ one-by-one and line by line in due time.
He said posterity would not forgive him should he fail to set the record straight and promised to clear the air after the commissioning of the projects lined up for inauguration by the state government.
Wike said the former vice president came to his house to beg for support but suddenly does not know the way to his house any longer.
He went on to challenge anyone to identify that he or she was sent by the PDP candidate to speak to him about the issue in the PDP and the aftermath of the party’s presidential primary.
Governor Wike who said the idea of setting up a committee was only being seen in the media, however, insisted that he would remain in the PDP and help rebuild the party.
“I am not a slave and will not be a slave. I am freeborn of the country,” he declared.