Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, claimed on Friday that his visit to Abuja reminded him of his defeat in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election that was conducted in the nation’s capital on May 28.
In the presidential primary, which was held in Eagle Square in Abuja and was won by the former vice president Atiku Abubakar, the governor came in second.
Wike, who addressed at the publication of a book written by Justice Abdu Aboki, a retired justice of the supreme court, said: “I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher.
“But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano, I would have been happy.”
The governor claimed that upon arriving in Abuja and seeing Eagle Square, he immediately thought back to the presidential primary process.
He added: “When I landed and then passed through the venue (Eagle Square), I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember May 28 and 29 of what happened.
“Well, but life continues.”