Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Friday, said his coming to Abuja reminded him of his defeat during the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on May 28 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
Wike made this known at a book launch in Abuja.
The book, titled: “Flowing Justice: Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court,” was authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki and unveiled by the Rivers Governor.
According to Wike, when he arrived in Abuja and sighted the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, he recalled the presidential primary experience.
“I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher.
“But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano, I would have been happy.
“When I landed and then passed through the venue. I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened.
“Well, but life continues,” Wike said jokingly.
He added, “today is my first time of coming to Abuja after losing election.”
He said unlike the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, who had visited Abuja for a number of times even after losing the All Progressives (APC) presidential primary, he had remained in his state.