Many Nigerians on twitter have continued to drag Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over what they called rude and disrespectful reply to former Vice President and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Presidential Election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Twitter.
The former Vice President wrote an epistle on Twitter to congratulate Governor Wike over his appointment as the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party National Electoral Council for Edo State Election Campaign coming up in September.
Atiku also said he believed that Governor Wike will lead the PDP and Godwin Obaseki to victory in the election.
Many hours after Alhaji Atiku Abubakar congratulated Wike, the Governor replied his well written and respectful message with a word. Wike only quoted the message with ‘thanks’ and nothing more. He did not even add sir.
Nigerians have blasted the Rivers State Governor for this disrespectful and rude reply to Atiku. They argued that the governor is biting than he can chew.
Governor Wike is one of the prominent figures in the PDP, many Nigerians believe that he controls the leadership of the main opposition party.
He was recently appointed the Chairman of the PDP 77-member committee for Edo State Governorship Election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is also a member of the committee.
Many also argued that it is an act of insubordination for Atiku to be a member of the committee led by Wike.
The duo has been on loggerhead for a while after the governor supported Aminu Tambuwal ahead of Atiku in the party’s primary Presidential election in 2018.