Chairman, national campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Edo state governorship election and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has brushed off remark credited to the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje that he (Wike) would be isolated until the September 9 poll is concluded.
The governor in his address at the inauguration of the 93-member campaign council on Tuesday said “what he (Ganduje) doesn’t understand is that we from the Niger Delta, we shall “chop” his dollars and we will “chop” him into a coma. ”
Wike also boasted that his Kano State counterpart, who doubles as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign council in Edo State does not operate at same level like him.
“Let me tell you why they made Ganduje the chairman of the campaign council. It is because of the dollars they saw. But for dollars, Ganduje could not have been made the chairman of the campaign council. So Ganduje, your dollars will not work in Edo state. We have integrity in our party. According to him, Ganduje’s reference to his ‘isolation’ is nothing but a subtle plot to use security agencies to rig the election in favour of the ruling party.
He said: “Nobody can intimidate us in this election. I was told and today I read on the pages of newspapers that Governor (Abdullahi) Ganduje said that he was going to isolate me until the election is over. If Nigeria were to be a country, who is supposed to be isolated? “A man who pocketed dollars in a babariga from contractors is not isolated and you say that I should be isolated? In this country, where are we heading to?”