I’ve No Quarrel with Jonathan, Says Wike


Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he has no quarrel with former President Goodluck Jonathan over political issues.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by his Special Assistant Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said the rumours of friction between him and Jonathan was being planted in the media by enemies of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a fictional pattern of reports being planted in the media by enemies of the PDP wherein they allege that Jonathan and Wike are at loggerheads over political issues.
“These reports are patently false and merely concocted by enemies of the PDP to deceive Nigerians ahead of the forthcoming elective national convention of the Party.

“Wike and Jonathan are working together to rebuild the PDP and re-position it for victory in all future elections.
“Contrary to the views being canvassed in the reports planted by the agents of the APC in sections of the media, there is no premise for any political disagreement between Wike and F Jonathan, whom he served as a loyal minister.

“The presidential ticket of the PDP has been zoned to the North, while the national chairmanship of the party is soned to the South, hence there is no basis for the speculation that there is a conflict, where none exists.
“We urge members of the public and loyal PDP members to disregard these reports as they are concocted to mislead Nigerians who are tired of the present order.”