Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, made a jab at an unknown rapist and a PDP supporter who attended Senator Ibrahim Shekarau’s return to the PDP party in Kano State on Tuesday.
Recall how Shekarau, who left the New Nigeria Peoples Party a few days prior, was welcomed back into the PDP on Monday by Atiku Abubakar, a contender for president.
According to Wike, a rapist from Rivers was seated at the Kano event, who was speaking on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital.
Wike and the PDP candidate have been at odds over the outcome of the party’s primary and the choice of Atiku’s running mate.
Shekarau’s homecoming was attended by party bigwigs including the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; the party’s Board of Trustees chairman, Walid Jibrin; former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, amongst others.
Commenting on the event, Wike, who was not at the homecoming of Shekarau in Kano said, “I was watching television yesterday (Monday) when they went to Kano to receive Shekarau. I saw one rapist from Rivers State sitting at the back where he went to join them to receive Shekarau but I asked him; ‘How many people have you made to join your party in your state?’
“You have gone to receive somebody somewhere but you have not made efforts to receive other people to join your own party in your state. You like when food is ready, you’ll go but for you to cook, it is where people have cooked that you go to eat the food but you won’t cook your own.
“As people who want the party to win or who want their candidate to win the election, what role are you playing in your state to make sure your party wins the election?
How many people have you been able to galvanise, mobilise them for them to leave their party to join your party? That is to show you are committed, willing and ready to make your party win an election.”