The Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained that his estranged G-5 Governors group of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from talking regularly in public to embark on strategic actions in silence to achieve set goals.
So, no matter how much those who think that the group has either disintegrated or died and yet are anxiously pushing to know the activities of the group, Governor Wike assured them that they will never come near knowing their next line of action.
Governor Wike stated this at St. Paul’s Primary School Field, in Ahoada Town, the venue of the campaign flag-off rally organized by the Rivers, PDP campaign council for Ahoada East Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The Governor, who described Senator Lee Maeba, a member of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the State as an illiterate for claiming that the G-5 is dead, said it is preposterous for a clueless man who sold the oil block allocated to him and took the proceeds to Chicago, United State, where he spent it to destroy a family of a kinsman from Khana Local Government Area to talk about the G-5.
The Governor insisted that in politics, there is time to always appear in public to indulge in talks, and having satisfactorily maximized that time, the group has withdrawn into silence to activate requisite political actions because 25th February 2023 is in view.
“You people say G-5 is dead. We that you said are dead are not worried. But, you that are alive are worried. We are not talking again, we are not worried. Yet you are worried. You fail to realize that in politics there is time for talking and time for action. Action has started and 25th February is D-day.
“You can never know what our plans and strategies are no matter how you people pressurize us, we will not disclose our strategy. The more you look, the less you see.”
Replying to the allegations of threat to the life of members of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the State, as claimed by Dr. Abiye Sekibo, the Director-General of the Organization, Governor Wike wondered why it is only Dr. Sekibo and his group raising a false alarm about insecurity in Rivers State.
Governor Wike informed that both Presidential candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, had campaigned in Rivers, enjoyed logistics provided by the State Government and never complained of any threat to life.
He also said that the Presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is expected to campaign in Rivers on Wednesday, because the party had applied and gotten a venue approved for them without any of them complaining of insecurity or threat to their life.
Governor Wike, who insisted that Rivers is the most peaceful State in the Federation and that nobody can toil with it, told Dr. Sekibo to stop deceiving PDP Governors who he is collecting money on the pretence that he will mobilize people for the campaign rally for PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The Governor gave Dr. Abiye Sekibo 24 hours to tell the World what he knows about the death of Chief Aminasoari Kala (AK) Dikibo, the former Vice Chairman, South-South of PDP.
Governor Wike also asked him to tell the World who killed Chief Gospel Biobele a day after he wrote the petition against his nomination as Minister of Transport.
The expected explanation, Governor Wike said should also include why late Justice Kayode Eso of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) set up by former Governor Chibuike Amaechi indicted him as head of cultists in his report and why former President Olusegun Obasanjo sacked him from his cabinet.
Governor Wike asserted that his hands are clean because he has never been and will not involve in bloodletting activities and wondered about the basis of Dr. Sekibo’s allegation of threat to life.
The Governor pointed out that, in all political ramifications, he has always defeated Dr. Abiye Sekibo.