A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has lashed out at the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, over his criticism after he (Dogara) decided to back of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Wike had on Monday declared that Dogara lacked integrity having backed Atiku after his initial insistence that Nigeria’s presidency returns to the South.
However, responding through his Twitter handle, Dogara, who together with some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently endorsed Atiku and defected to the PDP, denied being a betrayer.
He wrote, ‘To my brother, Governor Nyesom Wike; if there is anything you are suffering from, I never thought amnesia would be one of them. Why would you think no one, except you, is entitled to a certain set of principles he/she cannot compromise?
‘It’s such a pity if you cannot remember what our discussion and agreement was all about. Why should only your own position be respected and followed? I would never betray a friend and a brother that is why I won’t respond to your tirade on live TV.
‘The details of our conversation is sealed up with me but if you feel it’s okay to throw it to the public, kindly give me a written consent to divulge it so that the public can judge who is saying the truth. Thank God there was a witness!’
Governor Wike had on Monday knocked a former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara for backing Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid.
Dogara and some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for next year’s election, a move Wike says is a deviation from the former speaker’s earlier stance.