Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has alleged that some state governors of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are secretly meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari while pretending to be party faithfuls.
Mr Wike who appears to have broken ranks with the opposition party publicly congratulated Mr Buhari who defeated the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) Wednesday.
His action has been described as anti-party activity by some members of his party who are not on the same page with him.
But responding, the Rivers State governor explained the reason behind his action, saying it was better than deceiving oneself.
He alleged that many state governors on the platform of the party were secretly meeting with the president at wee hours but were publicly parading themselves as party faithfuls of the opposition.
“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?” Wike said while speaking at a funeral he attended yesterday.
“So 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.
“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 added.