Rivers State Government says the Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was unfair to the State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike over a comment credited to Senator Tinubu that Governor Aminu Taambuwal of Sokoto State left the APC snd joined PDP because of the promise of presidential ticket which Gov Wike made to him.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt today the State Commissioner of Information and Communications Barr Emma Okah said Governor Wike has a culture of respecting elders including Senator Tinubu but wondered why the Senator did not reciprocate that gesture.
According to Okah “Governor Wike has not discussed the political ambition of Gov Taambuwal with Senator Tinubu anyday and so Senator Tinubu cannot rely on mere rumour to speak unfairly about the Gov in the way he did”
Okah said Gov Tambuwal is a matured adult who has the capacity to take critical political decisions for himself without prompting from Gov Wike.
“When as Speaker of House of Representatives, Gov Tambuwal defected from the ruling PDP to the APC, why did Senator Tinubu not say that Gov Wike had a hand in it at that time or is it because it favoured Senator Tinubu’s APC? , Okah queried, urging that elders should exercise restraint at times like this.