Wike reacts to video indicating his alleged intention to leave PDP

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied a video said to be circulating on social media indicating that he intends to leave the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Wike said there was no truth in the claim.

According to him the video in circulation was manipulated to the effect that he wanted to leave the PDP.

He described those behind the video as wicked and with the intention of misleading the public.

The denial which is contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, his Kelvin Ebiri, reads:

“Our attention has been drawn to a manipulated video circulating on Social Media, purporting that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike intends to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“It will be recalled that in June 2021, Governor Wike was  interviewed on Arise Television, following the defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“During the interview, Governor Wike while reacting to reason given by Ebonyi State governor for his defection, dismissed it as untenable.

“The excerpt of the interview in circulation has been deliberately manipulated by some desperate and unscrupulous persons  with obnoxious agenda.

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“The intent of the video being circulated is intended to mislead the unsuspecting public, particularly members of the PDP.

“We, hereby urge the public to disregard the manipulated video.

“Governor Wike has repeatedly maintained that he will never under any circumstances defect from the PDP, which has offered him the platform to excel in his political career.

“We urge the public to ignore the distorted video. Those behind it are desperately wicked and intend to mislead the public. Governor Wike remains a faithful, committed member of the PDP and will never leave it for cancerous APC.”

 

Source: Frontpageng