Wike, in a press release on Friday, acknowledged that he can by no means malign the previous Lagos state governor as a result of he’s an elder statesman and he holds him in excessive esteem.
The Rivers State helmsman burdened that no matter political affiliation, he won’t ever say or do something to tarnish the hard-earned status of Tinubu.
The governor additionally refuted media reviews that he mentioned the APC chief would by no means be president in 2023, describing the report as faux information.
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“At no time through the interview session that lasted about 5 minutes did Governor Wike point out the names of Chief Tinubu and the APC’s former nationwide chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and even alluded to them,” Wike acknowledged in a communique on Friday.
The governor mentioned the reviews about him making references to the APC chieftains are preposterous, fabricated, malicious and supposed to inflame the connection between Governor Wike and Chief Tinubu, whom the Rivers Chief Government holds in excessive esteem.
“We want to state with out equivocation, that no matter political affiliation, Governor Wike has huge respect for Chief Tinubu and can by no means say or do something to malign the hard-earned status of the elder statesman,” the assertion partly learn.