Vocal Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said the forthcoming campaigns for the 2023 General elections will expose Who is Who in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking during the commissioning of the only flyover bridge successfully built in Abia state by Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu since his assumption of office in 2015, Wike said “We shall know who is who when the time comes”.
Ikpeazu, who had attracted public opprobrium for always going to witness the commissioning of projects in Rivers state while not doing as much in Abia state, finally completed and painted the flyover to ease traffic at the Osisioma Junction in Aba.
During an elaborate ceremony to commission the flyover and open it to public use, Wike, who was guest of honour said it was a shame that some persons had derided Ikpeazu over the delay in the completion of the project which was started in 2018.
Wike also lauded Ikpeazu for standing by him to ask that the right things be done in the PDP. He said Ikpeazu was asking for what was due to Abia state from the PDP.
According to him, Ikpeazu whom he described as “my leader, my compatriot and my friend” is among those that were described as boys adding “tell them that as men they should show us what the men have done”.
Boasting that Ikpeazu had done well for Abia, Wike said “see what the boys are doing”.
“They said Ikpeazu is a boy because Ikpeazu said no; agreement is agreement. You told me you will do this (nothing specific), but now the time has reached for you to do it and you refused to do it. Is it good?” Wike asked.
Stating what the problem was, Wike claimed that Ikpeazu was unhappy because PDP had denied him something it shared.
“Which one una share give Ikpeazu,” Wike asked in pidgin English.
He further said “But Ikpeazu has grown. When you shared Senate President to so so person; you shared Secretary to Government of Federation to so so person, which one have you given to the people of Abia?”
Indicating that that was the crux of the disagreement his group was having with the leadership of the PDP, Wike further urged Abia people not to bother themselves with insults on his person as seen on some online platforms.
“Whether they abuse me, I do not know. Do not bother yourselves with those abuses. They can go to social media and abuse me but we will know who is who when the time comes”, he boasted.
Turning his attention to the bridge, Wike said “some people believed it will be an abandoned project but shame unto them”.