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Wike confirms he congratulated Buhari over his victory against Atiku

Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has confirmed that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

The petition of his party’s candidate, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was dismissed unanimously by the five-man panel of judges led by Justice Garba Mohammed.

Wike noted that it was better to congratulate Buhari publicly than visit him at night like how other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors do.

The controversial governor noted that his congratulation to President Buhari came from his heart.

“I am sure all of you are surprised that I congratulated Buhari,” he said while speaking at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua, where he had gone for the funeral service of Madam Blessing Awuse, the mother of a PDP leader in Rivers.

“Is it not good for me to congratulate him than to go to his house in the night?

“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,” he noted

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