Popular television anchor with Arise TV, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Monday described Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, as a man lacking the capacity and intellect to teach him journalism.
Wike, who lost the presidential primaries of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, incurred the broadcaster’s wrath when he insinuated that Abati did a shoddy job of interviewing the ex-VP recently.
While claiming that Atiku told lies in the interview, Wike also also accused Abati of not asking the former Vice-President intelligent questions.
On Monday, Abati fired back, saying that the PDP should be blamed for making Wike feel entitled because he was the one who held the party together after it lost the presidential election in 2015.
“It is a tragedy for the PDP that the party has been reduced to the level of tantrums and melodrama of one individual called Nyesom Wike, 59-year-old, who thinks that the party belongs to him,” said Abati.
The former presidential spokesman said the party should find out what Wike wants and give him some “lollipop.”
“Governor Wike is not in a position to teach Reuben Abati journalism. He calls it investigative journalism. I put it to him that we asked all the right questions. Governor Wike does not have the capacity or intellect to teach me journalism,” he added.