Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has denied claims making the rounds that he gave the sum of N200 million as bribe to the deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Akpo Bomba Yeeh, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Reacting to the claims in a statement released through his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, Wike refuted the rumour of handing the said sum to Yeeh to cross carpet to the PDP.
The statement read: “The allegation that Governor Wike gave AAC’s deputy governorship candidate (Yeeh) N200million is not correct; it is untrue and it is absolute nonsense.
“Chief Yeeh is a respected elder from Ogoni Kingdom and his action by removing himself from being used to destabilise Rivers State and cause pain to the people is commendable.
“Everything is not about money, as there are lots of good people around. We should commend him (Yeeh) for taking the bold and historic step, instead of calling him names.
“Future generations of our people will remember the moral lesson of his present actions.”
Recall that moments after he officially announced his resignation, Yeeh in a letter addressed to his Governorship candidate of AAC in Rivers state, Biopkomabo Awara, said his resignation from the party was informed by alleged hijack of the party’s structure by the All Progressives Congress in the state.
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