An All Progressive Congress governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, has accused the incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike, of wasting the state’s N30bn on the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party presidential primary.
Peterside said Wike lacked the competence to compete at the national level, and added that the governor was just a ‘local champion’.
The former Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, in his statement, also congratulated ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar on winning the PDP presidential ticket.
He advised Wike to submit and learn from Atiku how hi-wire politics is played.
“Wike has shown a lack of requisite experience and depth to compete in national politics.
“I suggest that Wike quickly returns home, shades off his toga of pride, and submit himself to Atiku to be tutored on the dynamics of national politics and the angles to hi-wire deals,” Peterside remarked.
He alleged that Wike “gave away about N10bn of public funds in unsolicited charity to States, and about N20bn pursuing his ill-fated presidential bid.
”That Wike could dip his hands that deep into Rivers’ treasury to pursue his vaulting ambition is a confirmation of my earlier assertion that Wike’s governorship represents our all-time low moments since the State was created on May 27, 1967.”