The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has accused former Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tamwbual of manipulating the system to ensure a northern governor emerged as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum.
Wike, during a media chat yesterday in Port Harcourt on Tuesday claimed the position was meant for the South.
According to him, it would not have happened if he was still governor.
His statement reads,
“You see what PDP did in Bauchi recently. In our Governor’s Forum, PDP Governor’s Forum, and the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, if the ruling party becomes the chairman, the opposition party takes the vice chairman.
“If the chairman is from the north, and when he finishes his tenure, somebody from the south takes over.
“Tambuwal is leaving office as the chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum, who is from the north, now it ought to come to the south.
“When you do your manipulation, and you’re happy, you have been manipulated, but you don’t know the consequences of it tomorrow. Won’t we begin to talk of those consequences?
“They say, oh! He’s doing anti-party. What is the anti-party? Look at what you did, impunity.
“The chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum ought to come to the south. Tambuwal hasn’t finished, and he went there, manipulated the system and gave it to Bala, my friend. I have no problem with my friend.
“And they know if I were governor, that wouldn’t have happened. Let the entire heaven come down.
“For Christ’s sake, what is wrong with people standing by the truth?