The Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Phrank Shaibu, has accused President Bola Tinubu of planning to reward the immediate past Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike with a ministerial appointment.
Shaibu said the ministerial appointment was to appreciate Wike for rigging the presidential election in Rivers State to favour Tinubu.
He insisted that the results in states like Rivers showed that the last presidential election was far from credible.
In a statement he signed, Shaibu said it was tragic that Tinubu was planning on rewarding Wike with a ministerial portfolio despite the pending petition against the former Governor which has attracted nearly 300,000 votes.
The statement reads partly: “The Presidential election in Rivers State was clearly rigged as evidenced by what INEC has uploaded on IREV.
“So far, nearly 300,000 Nigerians have signed a petition on change.org demanding visa bans against Governor Wike.
“Tinubu is now on the verge of appointing Wike as a minister as a reward for that disgraceful election.
“What a shame. And this is the character who claimed to have fought for the actualisation of June 12?”