Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said that the members of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet and other high ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all lied to Jonathan on his chances of winning the 2015 presidential elections.
“Let me tell you the truth; so many people were not sincere with Jonathan. You saw that even in the way some were being unduly sycophantic on issues that were totally out of point…I saw there was a lot of deceit,” Wike said in an interview.
According to the governor who was the Minister of State for Education under Jonathan, some politicians who were suppose to be in the field were in Abuja filing false reports.
“Some of them would say, ‘Your Excellency Sir, as I’m speaking with you now, so and so state is down for PDP’. It was all lies.”
Wike said that “PDP in the North ganged up against Jonathan. Let the truth be told. Nobody will die. They were not sincere to him.”
He said it was a mark of complicity that even though Jonathan was stoned in some states and the governors in those states watched idly by, adding that, “if I were in Jonathan’s shoes, I won’t take it; let the heavens fall.”
He added that most of Jonathan’s cabinet members took advantage of his gentlemanliness.
He said that the Party’s reconciliation committee headed by him (Wike), had in their sights, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu among others.