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"Wike descended so low to the extent that he started asking whom the father of the Deputy Governor was.

"To say the least, Wike is lousy, reckless and a rascal who is not fit to lead responsible people like Rivers. 

"We have to put the records straight for posterity, otherwise, we would not have followed the pig into the mud." 

A group of concerned stakeholders in Edo State, have taken a swipe at the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike over what it describes as uncomplimentary remarks against the person of Comrade Phillip Shuaib, the Deputy Governor of Edo State.

The group, under the auspices of Edo North Media, in a statement issued on Sunday, slammed the Rivers state Governor over the caustic remarks against the Edo deputy Governor, describing it as "malicious, naive, petulant and very laughable."

According to the group in the statement, made available to Naij News Alert, it stated this; "Our attention has been drawn to a  malicious, naive, petulant and very laughable video clip, credited to Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, wherein he threw tantrums and other unprintable words  at the digital and ever loyal Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu. 

"Wike is belly-aching  over the Deputy Governor's call on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, to nip in the bud, the internal crisis rocking the Edo State Chapter of the party." The statement read.   

"We have to put the records straight for posterity, otherwise, we would not have followed the pig into the mud. In his limited sense, Wike thought Shaibu was speaking for himself. Far from it. Rather, he was speaking for the over 500,000 registered members of the PDP in Edo State who are on the verge of being pushed out of the party by a less than one thousand executive members of the party who are not even in any contest of the Deputy Governor's speech, and that  was where Wike totally goofed.

"Wike descended so low to the extent that he started asking whom the father of the Deputy Governor was. He went further to denigrate his 'kaki' outfit. In case Wike cares to know, the 'khaki' is the trade mark of Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu. Aside this, Shaibu is well known for his activism as an authentic Comrade who rose through the ranks and file to lead the Nigerian Students' body as President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

"He was among those in the forefront during the dark days of the military era, especially during the battle of "Abacha Must Go" He has a rich political pedigree. A two (2) term member of Edo State House of Assembly, a Majority Leader of the House, a former member of the House of Representatives  and now Deputy Governor of our dear Edo State. His late father who was a Pastor of Glory of God Ministry, Kaduna,  inculcated good family values,  discipline and morals in him. So, where is Wike coming from?

The group further rebuked the Rivers State helmsman to exercise caution in his public comments, saying; "He should boldly tell us whom his father was (is), as a man who is well groomed with good family background will definitely bridle his tongue and know what, where and how to talk, especially in the public. 

"To say the least, Wike is lousy, reckless and a rascal who is not fit to lead responsible people like Rivers. 

"It is indeed laughable and absolutely disappointing to note that this is the same Wike who in 2020, described some cash and carry politicians in Edo State as "mercenary and tax collectors" for  trading the party's gubernatorial ticket. Some of these tax collectors never believed that Governor Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu were going to come out victorious in that election. They merely joined the campaign train but never believed in the course. Because of this disappointment, they are now crying wolves over a supposed party 'harmonization' as against 'intergration'.

"One would have expected a man of Wike's standing to applaud the Deputy Governor of Edo State, for speaking truth to power over the political shenanigans and other subterfuges which has bedevilled the party in the state. So, Wike can be said to be blowing hot and cold, or do we take it that the lousy Wike has joined forces with those he castigated as "tax collectors" with the aim of destabilising Edo State? 

"Perhaps, Wike is vomiting all these nonsense to safeguard his delegates in Edo State towards the actualization of his presidential ambition which is already dead on arrival.

"He should know that only God gives power, and because of his desperation for power, he has suddenly taken over the role of the party's National Chairman and indeed, that of the NWC, poke nosing on every matter. We must say that he will crash like a pack of cards at the end of the day. 

"To put the records very straight in the interest of the reading public and other political observers across party lines, it  becomes very expedient to state as follows in an unequivocal manner. 

1. That someone's psychological or emotional age is often evident in emotional reactions and habits, and  signs of emotional childishness include emotional escalations, blaming, lies, and name-calling. Someone who is emotionally childish may also have poor impulse control, need to be the center of attention, or engage in bullying, and that is exactly what Wike has just displayed in his unnecessary vituperations and it goes to show the total disregard he has for his Deputy Governor.

2. That Wike as a lawyer, should be made to understand the glaring fact that, if a person or institution is accused of applying double standards in their treatment of different groups of people, it  means that they unfairly allow more freedom of behaviour to one group than to another, and it keeps beating our imaginations to have seen Wike displaying a total show of shame, knowing fully well that he was offending his conscience.

3. That Wike who ought to  have understood the difference between political harmonization and integration, and apply each as and when due, is now displaying naivety and diarrhoea of the mouth, by using vituperative utterances against the digital Deputy Governor of Edo state, for standing for the truth. 

4. That Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu remains the most loyal, dutiful, honest, and highly dependable Deputy Governor in Nigeria and beyond, whose  steadfastness, tenacity, patience and political experience remain unbeatable, as he has never betrayed any of his  masters and or lieutenants, under any guise, like we have seen Wike did in his open betrayal of the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief  Uche Secondus, and the former Governor of Rivers state, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi. Wike is one man picked from the drainage and cleaned-up. He betrayed his kinsman, Secondus for his selfish end. And that end shall never materialize. It will ever remain mere ambition. 

5. That Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu who has sued for peace in the party is indeed a man of peace, who is displaying good leadership traits, as he never hinged his stand on any parochial ground, but firmly on the interest of his followers, who thronged out massively to reelect them in 2020, when everybody thought it was not going to be success. 

To this end, we hereby urge the good people of Edo state, and members of the great Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to disregard Wike's rantings and display of show of shame, as his words remain waters off the duck's back, and as worthless as a used sanitary pad.


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