The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of spending N5billion in the campaign of calumny against President Muhammadu Buhari in the run-up to the March 28, 2015 presidential election.
Chairman of APC in Rivers State, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, stated this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday. He added that the party was not surprised to discover that Wike was behind the negative campaign against Buhari during the presidential campaign period in view of the governor’s well-known character.
Ikanya said, “No one who knows Wike well enough would be surprised to learn that he, working in concert with a former Rivers State governor, who is strongly connected to a certain popular media outfit, was the brain behind the negative advertisements that almost derailed the victory of Buhari, the APC candidate, in the last presidential election.
“Wike would stop at nothing to achieve his purpose. We thank Almighty God for frustrating his plans to foist his preferred candidate, former President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Nigerians for another four years, for that would have sounded the death knell for our dear country, Nigeria.”