Atiku: You’re suffering from amnesia, shallow mindedness – Dogara knocks Wike
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Recall that Wike had knocked Dogara for choosing to work with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking during the flag-off of Indorama- Agbonchia- Ogale- Ebubu East/West Link Road on Monday, Wike claimed Dogara had earlier declared support for the presidency to return to the South in 2023.
He said the ex-Speaker’s decision to join forces with Atiku negated his earlier stance.
“What I don’t like in life is people that don’t have character. I can’t stand it. At the appropriate time, I would challenge them to a debate. Ask Dogara: ‘what made you leave PDP?’
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“Dogara was to see me; unknown to me, he gave me an excuse and I was watching Dogara on TV being received by President Muhammadu Buhari that he has gone to APC. I say ‘Okay, no problem’.
“The same Dogara said the presidency should be zoned to southern Nigeria for there to be peace. Now, I hear about the same Dogara (backing Atiku from the north). Is that how you do things? Can’t you say something and stand by it?” Wike asked.
But in a series of tweets, Dogara threatened to expose a private conversation he had with Wike.
He said the Rivers governor suffered from amnesia.
Dogara equally berated Wike for being self-centered and shallow-minded by insisting only his positions should be respected and followed.
“To my brother, Governor Nyesom Wike, if there is anything you are suffering from, I never thought amnesia would be one of them. Why would you think no one, except you, is entitled to a certain set of principles he/she cannot compromise?
“It’s such a pity if you cannot remember what our discussion and agreement was all about. Why should only your own position be respected and followed?
“I would never betray a friend and a brother that is why I won’t respond to your tirade on live TV.
“The details of our conversation is sealed up with me but if you feel it’s okay to throw it to the public, kindly give me a written consent to divulge it so that the public can judge who is saying the truth. Thank God there was a witness,”