Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has denied insinuations that he insulted people of the South East in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike said this in Abuja while dismissing claims that he tried to hijack the weekend’s National Convention of the party.
“What did I say about the Yoruba? They told me that the South-West region has never produced the national chairman of the party and that giving it to them would change the fortune of the party in the region and I told them that the South-West too has never produced the national chairman.
“I also asked them that when the South-West produced the president, what was the fortune of the party and how would national chairman of the party change the fortune of the party in the region. That was what I said. So, how did I insult anybody?”