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Wike: I won’t work with Atiku — he appointed enemies of Rivers into campaign council

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he will not campaign for Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, because he appointed enemies of Rivers state into his campaign council.

Speaking to party supporters in Port Harcourt on Monday, Wike said Atiku was selective in his appointment.

He said if Atiku had wanted to work with him, “he would have talked to us”.

“They said they don’t want us to campaign for them, if anyone wants us to campaign for them they will come and meet us. The presidential candidate has chosen enemies of the state as members of his campaign council, even me the Governor of the state I do not have any input,” he said.

“If anybody did not accommodate the interest of Rivers state, we will also not have their interest at heart.

“If anybody fights our system, we will fight the person back. Let me tell you what you don’t understand in politics. The moment you claim to be working with us and tomorrow, you shift to our enemy, we will use every might we have against you. We would even leave our enemy and finish you. So all of you who are going to Abuja to hold meetings with our enemies, I will finish you. You can’t come here get contracts, make money, then go to Abuja to work against us and think I will leave you? I will not. I’m not a born again to that level. I’m a Christian, but not a born again to that level. If you touch me or any of my people, you will see the war.”

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