The special assistant on public communication to Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, has advised former Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reduce his consumption of alcohol following a revelation by the immediate former governor of Rivers state that his liver and kidneys failed due to “poisoning”.
He said, “I am not a medical doctor but it is general knowledge that excessive alcohol consumption leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems; and cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, oesophagus, voice box, liver, colon and rectum.
“Other ailments associated with excessive drinking include: weakening of the immune system, increasing the chances of getting sick; learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor sexual performance. Wike should look inwards. Let us assume that he was poisoned by food. Was his hoarse and husky voice also caused by food poisoning?”
Mr Wike had at a “Thanksgiving” ceremony on Sunday said his organs failed after suspected poisoning in 2018.
Mr Shaibu, however, said the former Rivers state governor had always been open about his love for alcohol, especially whiskey, which he has even admitted drinking in the early hours of the day.
He said that given the rate of Wike’s drinking, it was likely he had alcohol poisoning and not food poisoning.
He said, “Governor Wike has always been open about his intense and indubitable love for whiskey. He even said back in March that he was sipping a 40-year-old whiskey with his friends while watching Atiku and others protesting on TV at 11am.
“Governor Wike has also been seen drinking and dancing in video, including one he did with former Governor Rochas Okorocha. If Wike was indeed poisoned and his organs failed, he ought to be a teetotaller by now and reduce his drinking.”
Mr Shaibu advised Wike to go for confession and not thanksgiving, given his ignoble role in the election in Rivers state, which was fraught with irregularities as evidenced by the results on INEC’s viewing portal.
“Governor Wike ought to be doing confessions rather than thanksgiving. Psalm 51:17 says God does not despise a broken spirit and a contrite heart. Wike has not shown any remorse for the many electoral malpractices he has committed.
“Under Wike’s reign, Rivers state – which was famously known as the treasure base of the nation – became Rivers of blood. That is the legacy of Wike. His thanksgiving cannot be acceptable to God unless there is first repentance”, Shaibu said
He hailed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for revealing to the world that Wike is as erratic as a naked wire.
He said it was funny that despite the fact that Makinde knew that Wike was cantankerous and lethal like a naked wire, he still decided to support him to be president of a country like Nigeria.
Mr Shaibu, however, advised the Oyo governor to focus on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Oyo State rather than following Mr Wike and other former governors who are currently jobless.
“Governor Makinde aptly referred to his master, Wike, as a naked wire. Everyone knows that all a naked wire does is kill people by electrocution. May we never fall victim to such a cantankerous man.
“Governor Makinde should, however, focus on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Oyo. He is the only G5 member who currently holds political office. The other four are jobless spent forces who are running helter-skelter seeking appointment and protection from the EFCC”, he said.