Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, has fired back at Ned Nwoko, lawyer and former lawmaker over claims that he was snubbed by Atiku Abubakar for being a trouble maker.
Wike noted that the Delta politician noted for marrying many wives, needs another young woman to marry, a veiled reference to his much publicised marriage to Regina Daniels, a young Nollywood actress a few years ago.
Nwoko, the current Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Delta North District, had in a recent interview with the BBC, said Mr. Wike was snubbed by Atiku, the party’s presidential candidate in his choice of vice presidential candidate because he is a trouble maker.
But Wike who didn’t take kindly to the remarks asked Nwoko to tell Nigerians what he has accomplished since joining politics, while accusing him of being preoccupied with marrying several women.
“One man who has been busy marrying all the young girls in Nigeria came out and was talking nonsense about me in BBC news interview that Atiku dumped me because i am a trouble maker,” Wike said on Wednesday.
“Ned Nwoko should tell Nigerians what he has done or achieved ever since he joined politics other than jumping from one little girl to another. A Pedophile coming to talk to me a sitting Governor, he should hide his face in shame.”
The Rivers governor noted that the Delta politician has no structure in the main opposition party, and could never have thought about contesting in the PDP presidential primary.
“I joined PDP before him, he has no political structure in PDP. I have higher stake in PDP than him. If he’s man enough let him contest for PDP Presidential primary election and watch if he will get one single vote,” Wike added.
“This is a man after drinking Ogogoro mixed with burukutu, he will go in search of little girls to defile. His only achievements since he joined politics is marrying different kinds of women and this is the type of person PDP Delta State gave the mandate to contest for Senatorial position in the forthcoming election. Is that how Nigeria is going to change for better.
“Ned Nwoko should face the pyramid of wives he gathered in his house and leave Wike alone. It’s obvious he no longer think straight like a normal human being. Tell me, how can one man marry over 6 wives and still have his brain intact.”
Recall that Atiku had on Thursday, fortnight ago, announced Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State governor as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.