The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said that Ned Nwoko, a former lawmaker and businessman from Delta state, is after him because of his role in stopping him (Nwoko) from recovering the $418 million Paris Club refund fee.
Wike made this known in Port Harcourt through a statement signed by his commissioner for information and communication, Chris Finebone, on Wednesday, November 9, The Nation reported.
According to the statement, Wike was reacting to the recent statement credited to Nwoko that PDP should expel the Rivers state governor over the unrelenting crisis rocking the opposition party.
Finebone alleged that Wike’s participation in stopping Nwoko from claiming the commonwealth of Nigerians by some consultants led by Ned Nwoko fueled the rivalry between him and the billionaire.
The statement reads in part:
“For the benefit of those who may be at sea about why Ned Nwoko has embarked on his voyage of unwarranted attacks on Governor Nyesom Wike, it has to be said that Ned Nwoko is reeling and riling due to the agitation and legal action some governors filed, among whom was Governor Wike, which effectively stopped the attempt to fleece the commonwealth of Nigerians to the tune of $418 million over the Paris Club refund to some consultants, led by Ned Nwoko.”