Wike narrates challenges during presidential election

CITIZENS COMPASS – FORMER Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, June 18, 2023 l, narrated how God saved him from a plane crash during the 2023 presidential election.

The former governor also said that his wife survived cancer during the period. 

On getting the cancer diagnosis from his wife, Wike said he informed the leaders in his campaign team, including the G-5 Governors that there was a problem and he was planning to quit the race.

The former governor said his wife encouraged him to continue with his campaign despite the diagnosis.

He disclosed this during a special Thanksgiving service organized by his family at the St. Peters Deanery, Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor area of the state

Wike also said that a mysterious fire gutted his wife’s room and destroyed her property while he was on a campaign trip.

According to Wike: “Being a strong woman, my wife never disclose it but today, my wife is hale and hearty. The cancer incident was the one I knew that God had done all for me”.

On the plane crash, Wike said while they were travelling to Abuja after the presidential primary, one of the engines of the aircraft exploded 15 minutes after takeoff.

“15 minutes after takeoff at the air force base, we heard an explosion. They locked up the cockpit. One engine is gone and the pilot said it was safer to turn back to Port Harcourt. Before we landed, there were many ambulances and fire service trucks lined up. We landed safely by the Grace of God. I didn’t tell anybody,” he said.

The former governor said he kept most of the incidents secret to avoid frightening his supporters, who could begin to behave anyhow.


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