The immediate past Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has disclosed some life-threatening scenarios he kept as secrets during his eight-year tenure.
The former Governor, in a special Thanksgiving service on Sunday organised by his family at the St. Peters Deanery, Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor, revealed that he was poisoned at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in December 2018.
He said the poison ravaged his internal organs, affecting his liver and kidneys and almost killed him but for God’s interventions.
Hundreds of dignitaries, who attended the service, listened in shock as the former Governor disclosed his kept secrets.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was represented at the event by Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The service was attended by the Senate President Godswill Akpabio; Deputy Senate President, many senators, over 35 members of the House of Representatives, many former Governors, former ministers, royal fathers, captains of industries, the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among other Very Important Persons (VIPs).
Narrating how he almost died of poisoning, Wike said: “God was in charge, everybody who knew how we came to power in 2015, knew it was turbulent. But God saw us through. When you are in office, many people think things are going well with you. Nobody wants to find out the problems you are facing as a human.
“In December 2018, it was a day my former Chief of Staff was going to have Thanksgiving. I was to attend that Thanksgiving. From that Sunday I never came down from my room. It was bad. But those who attended the January 1st state banquet of 2019 will know that I never spoke that day. I just sat down there and told the Deputy Governor to speak on my behalf. I thought it was over”.
Wike said he was flown to a hospital in Beirut at 12 midnight where doctors after running series of tests told him that his liver and kidney were all gone.
He said diagnoses revealed serious damages to his kidney, intestine and liver; noting that God miraculously healed him within a week.
According to him, the healing process got Medical Doctors abroad amazed.
As if that was not enough, he narrated that just few months later while preparing for second term campaign, his wife brought a bad news of cancer diagnosis and he decided to pull out of the race.
Wike, who disclosed that he was persuaded to go ahead with the second term bid , however noted that he did the campaign with extra care and caution, refused to visit anyone’s private residence for any post-campaign meetings in the local government areas due to the poison attack as he saw everyone as a suspect.