I Was Drinking 40-Year-Old Whiskey When Atiku Marched To INEC In Protest – Wike

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River state governor, Nyesom Wike, said he was drinking a 40-year-old whiskey when the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar led protesters to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in protest.

The national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu and Atiku Abubakar led other leaders of the party to protest alleged irregularities that marred the conduct of the presidential election. The party had asked that results collated from the exercise be cancelled and elections be redone in areas that had problems.

Speaking at an event, Wike mocked his party members referring to them as a “students’ union” chanting “aluta continua”. He said;

“What is in us is greater than what is in them,” the governor said in a mix of English and pidgin.

“As they were protesting, I just sat down and I took one 40-year-old whiskey. I called some of my friends ‘o boy, sit down. Make una sit down open 40 years.

“Then I put on television, see as dem dey do marching (Mimics). They have become labour union, they have become students union ‘all we are saying…’ chai. You are saying what? What are you saying?

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“That you have taken over the role of students’ union, aluta continua. That is what the party has become, aluta continua.”

Wike who insisted that power must return to the South fell out with PDP after he failed to secure the presidential ticket of the party. He later demanded that national party chairman should come from the south, demanding that Ayu should step down as national chairman of the party. But Ayu refused.

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