In a statement issued by Mr. Phrank Shaibu, Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar on Public Communication said betrayal, hypocrisy and deception were part of Wike’s DNA.
The statement which was in response to the Rivers State Government’s warning that Atiku should “caution his attack dogs”, added that the governor has lost relevance outside Rivers State and become nothing but a bull in a China shop.
Shaibu further stated that Nyesom Wike lacked the moral right to caution anyone about decorum, pointing out that the governor is a serial betrayer.
Giving instances, he said: “Wike was nominated as minister by Governor Rotimi Amaechi. He got there and betrayed Amaechi and continues to insult him on a daily basis.
“In 2017 he tried to take over the soul of PDP by insisting that Prince Uche Secondus should be national chairman but he soon fought with Prince Secondus and orchestrated his removal because of his desperation to be President.
“As governor, he constantly undermined his colleagues notably Governors Ben Ayade (Cross River), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo). Ayade and Umahi eventually left out of frustration.
“Even Peter Obi left due to the constant insults from Wike who battled with him over the structure of the PDP in Anambra State.
“In 2021 Governor Wike wanted Senator Iyorchia Ayu to hand him the Presidential ticket but when this didn’t work, he tried to remove Ayu as well. In his most recent act of desperation, he deceived four of his colleague governors to reject the PDP thereby pushing them into political suicide.”
While lambasting Wike for saying he opposed Atiku’s candidacy for altruistic reasons and for the unity of Nigeria, Shaibu added that the governor never does anything for anyone but himself.
He further stated: “Wike invited Peter Obi to Port Harcourt under the guise of commissioning projects only for him to work against the same Obi and then goes around to call Obi the hero of the election. This is obviously a shameless man who takes Nigerians for fools.
“Wike is a snake and that is why even after helping Tinubu to a dubious victory in Rivers State, Tinubu cannot invite him to the dinner table because a snake is not the kind of animal you can invite into your home. Such animals cannot be domesticated.”
Shaibu also described Wike as a high-handed and brutal dictator who throws tantrums like a baby whenever he cannot have his way and dared him to face the PDP disciplinary committee as a man if he is brave enough rather than hide behind dubious kangaroo court orders to protect himself from expulsion for anti-party activities.
The statement added: “Wike is a dictator in a state of less than 10 million people. This is not the sort of person that should hold Presidential power over 200 million people. He will transform Nigeria into Idi Amin’s Uganda or Baby Doc’s Haiti. God forbid!”