Atiku Should Rein In His Toothless Bulldogs Or Get His Nose Bloodied Yet Again

The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a string of shameful attacks on the person of His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, GSSRS, Life Bencher and governor of Rivers State, by aides of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar namely, Phrank Shuaibu and Daniel Bwala.

While Shuaibu’s nebulous background, pedestrian and trivial comments do not merit any repetition or response here, it is rather disappointing that Daniel Bwala, a lawyer, would make a TikTok video clip admonishing Rivers people on who and how to vote in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections this Saturday.

It is understandable how failure of the type of proportion their camp recently suffered on February 25 and the imminent loss of source of survival could cause. But that should not disorient their reasoning to the point of throwing tantrums at Gov Wike.

It is important to remind their ilk in the Atiku camp that whatever that befell them was self inflicted. They were unable to persuade their principal, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to do the right and simple thing of keeping to their words. We hope they have learnt about the fact that there are consequences for bad behaviour. Letting the frustration of failure drive them into a state of hysteria and paranoia is needless and can do them more political harm.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar must leach his attack dogs or be ready to bear the full consequences, including collateral effects, that a robust response may bring from Gov Nyesom Wike and his team. A word should be enough for the wise!

Chris Finebone

Honourable Commissioner for Information  & Communications

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