- PUNCH LINE
By: Manny Ita
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, declared on Wednesday that Tambuwal’s defection to the APC was a victory for democracy.
Wike, who also hailed the defection of Saraki to the PDP, explained that that every right thinking Nigerian should work in unity to salvage the country in 2019.
Wike, who spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt, lauded Tambuwal for doing the right thing.
He said, “There are some people who have said that we cannot continue to live in a world of intimidation. We cannot continue to live in a world of harassment. Every right thinking Nigerian should come together to see that something is done to salvage the country.”
Wike pointed out that things had degenerated to the level where all Nigerians must resist intimidation and work for the good of all.
“I am aware that with what he has done today, the next line of action; the APC Federal Government will unleash the EFCC on the Sokoto State governor and his government,” Wike said.
He urged Nigerians not to be swayed by claims that the APC leaders were not worried and added that Tambuwal as speaker of the House of Representatives led the formation of the coalition that prompted the victory of the APC in 2015.
Earlier, the governor congratulated Saraki, and Ahmed, for their courage to defect to the PDP despite the intimidation and harassment of the APC Federal Government.