For his audacity to criticize former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for supporting People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike, has been spanked for his bitter railings.
Dogara was described as lacking in integrity by Wike for backing Atiku after he had initially called for a return of Nigeria’s presidency to the South in 2023.
Persecondnews recalls that Wike and his G-5 (Governors of Oyo, Benue, Abia Enugu and Rivers) have been fighting Atiku and the National Chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu over the continued retention of the chairmanship by the North following the emergence of Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate in the June primaries.
They insisted that it is a violation of the party’s constitution.
The governors have vowed not to support Atiku’s presidential bid unless Ayu resigns to pave way for a Southern party chairman.
But Dogara, while responding through his Twitter handle, who together with some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently endorsed Atiku and defected to the PDP, said he was not a betrayer as alleged by Wike.
“To my brother, Governor Nyesom Wike; if there is anything you are suffering from, I never thought amnesia would be one of them.
“Why would you think no one, except you, is entitled to a certain set of principles he/she cannot compromise?
“It’s such a pity if you cannot remember what our discussion and agreement was all about. Why should only your own position be respected and followed?
“I would never betray a friend and a brother that is why I won’t respond to your tirade on live TV.
“The details of our conversation is sealed up with me but if you feel it’s okay to throw it to the public, kindly give me a written consent to divulge it so that the public can judge who is saying the truth. Thank God there was a witness!”, Dogara tweeted.