Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike expressed his concerns about the importance of attending Governor Douye Diri's father's funeral during a press conference. He asked rhetorically, "Had I attended his father's burial, would he have come back to life?" Wike expressed his confusion over the type of politics being used and made it clear that neither he nor Diri had been to their stepmother's funeral.
Insisting vehemently that Rivers State residents uphold a higher standard, the governor emphasized his determination to prevent his state from adopting such practices. He insisted that Diri's support for Atiku Abubakar had no bearing on his decisions, and vehemently denied that this.
Wike stressed that his absence should not be cause for concern by mentioning that notable figures including Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, and Atiku Abubakar attended the burial.
Wike also discussed his own loss of his stepmother and the possibility that no one had shown up for her funeral. He came to the conclusion that there was no reason for complaints or expectations regarding his attendance at Diri's father's funeral.
Watch the video by clicking the link below.
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More