The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the election petition tribunal.
Mr Wike said unlike some governors of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) who visit President Muhammadu Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart.
Wike, who is one of the most influential PDP governors and also a well known critic of the president, said this at a funeral in Emohua on Thursday.
He said, “I am sure all of you are surprised that I congratulated Buhari. Is it not good for me to congratulate him, than to go to his house at night?”
“So many PDP Govenrors 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 also said politics is a game of interest, noting that Rivers people in the All Progressives Congress are under obligation to attract Federal benefits to the state.
‘Politics is a game of interest. And my only interest is Rivers State . Anything that is against the interest of Rivers State, I will not agree. “These people sold us out, thinking that they are doing Governor Wike. It is the State that you are offending, because I am just one person,”he added.