By Anayo Onukwugha, Port Harcourt
A chieftian of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Princewill Dike, has accused the Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council in the state, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, of plotting to de-market Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, through alleged assassination attempt on his life, saying such plot had failed.
Recall that unknown gunmen dressed in police uniforms had in the early hours of Friday opened fire on Sekibo, who is a former Minister of Transport, along the Trans-Amadi axis of Port Harcourt.
The former Minister has will addressing journalists at his residence in the state capital, insisted that those that attacked him were policemen attached to Rivers State Government House.
But, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Sunday yesterday, Dike stated that the alleged assassination attempt was scripted by the former Minister.
He said: “Should one say, ludicrous, hilarious or vexatious, reading or hearing Abiye Sekibo accuse Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of fake “assassination” attempt on his life?
“In this part of human habitat, we have one common ailment: collective amnesia. We forget history easily! If not, Abiye Sekibo would not have had the bravodo to accuse an innocuous man, without a scintilla history of violence, of being behind the purported “assassination” attempt on his life.
“No character assassination will de-market Governor Wike in Rivers State. Rivers people love him because of his infrastructural renaissance. Evidence of their love for him is proved in the mammoth crowd that attends the ongoing Rivers PDP Campaign trail.
“Can Abiye Sekibo and his co-travellers tell us another story? Accusing Wike of state sponsored violence is dead on arrival.”