No response to Wike’s outburst – Gov. Ayade

The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Christian Ita, has said his principal wont reply the alleged outburst of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, against him.

Ayade had complained about the injustice he was getting from his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, when the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, visited him on Friday and Wike slammed him for the statement.

Reacting, Ita said:

“We are not responding to Wike’s outburst. We don’t have any altercation. We never mentioned Wike. We have nothing to say to him. Bala Mohammed came and the governor lamented the ill-treatment he is getting in the PDP and there was no where he mentioned Wike or made reference to Wike. We don’t know where the outburst is coming from; so, we are not responding,”

Ayade had said during Mohammed’s visit, “Now, let me say this as a very clear warning. I am a very smart person but I carry humility. One single injustice and they (PDP) will see a new Cross River State.

“It does appear that your party (PDP) seems to celebrate people who threaten and stress them. I am seated and dancing on the fence.”

Wike’s statement read in part, “If you want to talk about us, come out and be bold and talk about Rivers State…I am not a 419 governor. When the Federal Government refunded us money, I came and announced it.”


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