Governor Nyesom Wike has slammed Gobernor Abdullahi Ganduje telling him that his dollars wont work in the state. Recall that Wike is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election.
Wike said this during the inauguration of the PDP campaign council in Abuja on Tuesday.
Wike also said neither he nor the PDP could be intimidated by threats coming from the All Progressives Congress over the Edo Governorship election.
Earlier, Ganduje, during a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday said,
“We know the PDP made Wike their (campaign council) chairman. I assure you; we will isolate Wike in an isolation centre and before he recovers, the election is over.”
Wike however replied Ganduje saying,
“Nobody can intimidate us in this election. Yesterday, I was told and today I read on the pages of newspapers that one Governor Ganduje said that he is going to isolate me until the election is over. If Nigeria is supposed to be a country, who is supposed to be isolated?
“A man who pockets dollars in babanriga (flowing gown) from contractors is not isolated and you say that me should be isolated. In this country, where are we heading to?
“Let me tell you why they (APC) made Ganduje the chairman of the campaign council; it is because of the dollars they saw. But for dollars, Ganduje could not have been made the chairman of the campaign council.
“But what he doesn’t understand is that we are from the Niger Delta; we shall chop his dollar and we will chop him to a coma. So, Ganduje, your dollar will not work in Edo State, we have integrity in our party.”
The Rivers State governor on behalf of members of the council promised to ensure victory for the PDP in the Edo election.