A chieftain of the People’s Democratic party and aide to Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu has reacted to a claim by former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike that he was poisoned in 2018 at the secretariat of the PDP.
Shaibu on Monday, said given the rate of Wike’s drinking, it was likely he had alcohol poisoning and not food poisoning.
According to him, Wike had always been open about his love for alcohol, especially whiskey, which he has even admitted drinking in the early hours of the day.
Part of his statement reads,h
“Governor Wike has always been open about his intense and indubitable love for whiskey. He even said back in March, that he was sipping a 40-year-old whiskey with his friends while watching Atiku and others protesting on TV at 11am.
“Governor Wike has also been seen drinking and dancing in video, including one he did with former Governor Rochas Okorocha. If Wike was indeed poisoned and his organs failed, he ought to be a teetotaller by now and reduce his drinking.
“I am not a medical doctor, but it is general knowledge that excessive alcohol consumption leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems; and cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, oesophagus, voice box, liver, colon and rectum.