The governor described politics as a game of interest, noting that Rivers people in the APC were under obligation to attract federal benefits to the state.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that he congratulated President Buhari after the tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit the President at night.
Wike said that unlike some governors of the PDP, who visited Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart.
He spoke at the funeral service in honour of late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of the leaders of the PDP in the state, Sergeant Awuse, at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua, on Thursday.
Many PDP govs visit Buhari at night – Wike.
He said, “I am sure all of you are surprised that I congratulated Buhari. Is it not good for me to congratulate him than to go to his house in the night? Many PDP governors go to see him in his house in the night. I have never gone and I will not go. I won’t go.
Buhari is not my friend – Wike
“We are the only state that the Federal Government refused to pay us our money used to execute federal projects because I don’t go to see him in the night and I won’t go. He is not my friend; he is not doing well, but he won in court. Should I say that the court did wrong? No.
“President Buhari, congratulations and carry Nigerians along. Unify the country, the country is too divided. I am saying what is right. What I will do, I will do, what I will not do, I will not do.”
The governor described politics as a game of interest, noting that Rivers people in the All Progressives Congress were under obligation to attract federal benefits to the state.