The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, said that Governor Seriake Dickson lost his governorship seat in the last election to the APC in return for protection from EFCC.
In a chat with reporters in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike, represented by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said:
“Dickson colluded with these people (APC) so that EFCC will not arrest him when he leaves government.”
The governor noted that Dickson assumed the role of God. “Nobody could tell him anything. During his second term election, people resisted the army. But this time, they left him alone," Wike stated.
Wike further revealed that “Dickson concluded plans to join the APC. Timipre Silva and Heineken Lokpobiri blocked him. He knew I have strength. He would have consulted me."
“He criticized Buhari's victory in Bayelsa in the 2019 election, stating that Buhari got 45 per cent in Bayelsa State. So who colluded with who? It is now that Dickson has realised that they played him? All those nocturnal promises were not kept. I challenge Dickson to ask his candidate, Senator Douye Diri, the contributions I made. Is it because I didn’t pass it through him?"
He revealed that Rivers State is the only state in the South-South where President Muhammadu Buhari never got 25 per cent.
Wike called out Dickson whom he accused of devoting over N70bn to an airport project which he described as needless.