“I told Rivers people, that Nyesom Wike will do nothing as Governor, he’s here to steal money, he was my Chief of Staff. The reason I removed him as Chief of Staff was stealing. It was Chima that influence me to send his name to Goodluck Jonathan to appoint him as Minister.
It was Chima, my commissioner of Commerce, who begged that Nyesom Wike was dying of taking alcohol, he was taking so much Whiskey and we needed to save him. Chima asked me to make him a Secretary to the government and I said, “God forbid.” But I removed him because of that corruption, that was the reason why I removed him.”