Nyesom Wike, a former governor of Rivers State, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) approved his appointment as a minister in the administration of Bola Tinubu.
Wike claimed the PDP leaders who threatened to censure him were “reggae dancers,” and that the party had plenty of notice before he accepted the role.
According to the ex-governor, Tinubu wrote all 36 state governors, including the PDP governors, and they all pitched in with 10 names for the president to consider for filling cabinet positions.
“Are you able to name my adversary? Can you name even one of my enemies? Wike remarked at his introductory press conference in Abuja on his first day on the job as minister of the Federal Republic.
People are walking billboards, you know. Permit me to take this opportunity to tell you that I dislike dishonest people.
“They threatened to punish me if I took the position, they said. I can’t think of a clause to add.
Didn’t PDP governors submit names when the president asked for nominations from the heads of state?
Each PDP governor submitted a letter with 10 names of potential appointees to this administration.
But Wike is the one everyone is talking about. I had communicated with the national chairman prior to this nomination. I reached out to the Senate and House minority leaders.
“I sent a letter to the party’s zonal chairman and my state chairman. I emailed the governors in my state, and every single one of them responded with a “accept.”
I have the proof written down. Just ignore these reggae performers. When an opportunity is missed due to haughtiness and a lack of accountability, I refer to those people as “reggae dancers.”
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