Fubara-Wike feud: Ex-Reps deputy Speaker, Austin Okpara deplores FCT Minister

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Austin Okpara, on Wednesday, joined the fray to swoop on the Minister of the Federal Capital, Mr Nyesom Wike, for hitting out at the political leaders in Rivers State over their support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara....READ FULL ARTICLE

Okpara described Wike’s utterances at a Tuesday media parley in Abuja as “the litany of lies churned out…in his characteristic manner,” adding, “One will not fail to acknowledge his statecraft as being turbulent in stirring out falsities and fiction aimed at massaging a failing ego and the need to cast a superhero image to continue to win the confidence of those who do not know him well.”

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Wike had during the media parley with media Executives condemned the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State as “expired politicians” and “political buccaneers.”

Last week, Secondus, Sekibo, Director-General of the party’s presidential campaign council in Rivers; Sen Lee Maeba, and Celestine Omehia, a former governorship aspirant declared support for Fubara, urging President Bola Tinubu to caution the FCT Minister.

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However, Okpara in a press statement by one of his media aides, Julius Anderson, further lambasted Wike, saying, “A chronic liar metaphorically is like a leopard that cannot change its spot.”

He added, “The interview he granted was without a doubt cast in falsity without any iota or atom of truth.

“His display of arrogance, obstinacy, and a conqueror-like attitude, or succinctly put his words “I will win them” has always deceived him to live in self-denial that it was a Wike we nurtured from political obscurity to national limelight who has now assumed a godlike posture to warrant him to appear on National Television to lambast us as those without integrity.”

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Okpara promised that PDP leaders in Rivers State “shall address the incongruity of a stealthy boisterous and perilous rattlesnake soon.”...READ FULL ARTICLE

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