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Uncertainty As Nigerians Await Wike’s Response To Atiku’s Alcohol Attack

Nigerians are still waiting for the response of Governor Nyesom Wike after he on Sunday 12 March, came under attack from Atiku Abubakar calling him an alcoholic who would abandon his daytime work to frolic in alcohol.

Atiku had on Sunday evening advised Wike to stop speaking while he is under the influence of alcohol.

Wike had while addressing supporters at the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday stated that he was drinking a 40-year-old whiskey while he was watching members of his own party on TV protesting against electoral fraud of February 25 in Abuja.

“As they were protesting, I just sat down and took a 40-year whisky. I called some of my friends and opened the 40-year-old whisky as they were protesting,” Wike had said.

Replying to the assertion, Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank advised Wike to stay off alcohol as it had not only affected his voice and demeanour but also his thinking faculty.

“Governor Wike has confirmed what we all know. That he is a drunkard. The protest that was led by Waziri Atiku Abubakar on Monday, March 6, 2023, was against the stealing of the mandate of the Nigerian people, which in itself was a noble cause.

“For the sake of clarity, the protest occurred around 11.30am. Governor Wike says he was drinking whisky during the protest at 11.30am on a Monday. This reveals the sort of man he is – a dipsomaniac who abandons his official duties on Monday morning to binge on whisky.

“This explains the reason for his hoarse voice, which is similar to that of a motor park tout. It is obvious that Governor Wike also dances under the influence of alcohol. No wonder it is characterised by aesthetic vulgarity.

“It is a common rule that you do not drink and drive. Unfortunately, a drunkard is the one steering the wheel of governance in Rivers State. This is more disturbing because he is married to a judge. Indeed, the term, as sober as a judge, could not even rub off positively on the cantankerous governor,” the Atiku aide said in the attack on Wike over alleged use of alcohol.

Given Wike’s sensitivity to such issues, it is expected that the governor would very soon respond in a blistering if he has a commissioning or inauguration ceremony today. reports that when two years ago Rotimi Amaechi said on national television that he does not drink alcohol, Governor Wike took it as a snide attack on him.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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