The Oasis Reporters
October 11, 2017
Ranking members of the then Adamu Mu’azu-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and members of Goodluck Jonathan cabinet deceived the former president and told him barefaced lies about his chances in the 2015 presidential election.
The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike made this revelation while speaking in the current edition of The Interview.
He insisted that “PDP in the North ganged up against Jonathan. Let the truth be told. Nobody will die. They were not sincere to him”, recalling that while Jonathan was stoned in some states during the campaigns, governors in those states did nothing.
Wike stated further that there were instances where politicians who were supposed to be at their homebase mobilising supporters were holed up inside Abuja, filing false reports.
The governor declared, “if I were in Jonathan’s shoes, I won’t take it; let the heavens fall.”
According to him, “Some of them would say, ‘Your Excellency Sir, as I’m speaking with you now, so and so state is down for PDP’. It was all lies.”
“Let me tell you the truth; so many people were not sincere with Jonathan. You saw that even in the way some were being unduly sycophantic on issues that were totally out of point…I say there was a lot of deceit,” he added.
Nyesom Wike was Minister of State for Education under Jonathan slammed “most cabinet members” for taking advantage of the former president’s gentlemanliness.
As current governor of Rivers state who won by taking the state back from the APC party that a former PDP governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi had taken it to, Governor Nyesom Wike invited former president Goodluck Jonathan to commission projects he had executed in Rivers State.