Nyesom Wike, the former Governor of Rivers State, has received advice from Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Shaibu suggests that Wike should consider reducing his alcohol consumption after it was revealed that his liver and kidneys failed due to “poisoning.”
During a Thanksgiving event on Sunday, Wike disclosed that he suffered liver and kidney failure as a result of being poisoned at the PDP’s Secretariat in 2018.
However, Shaibu points out that Wike has always been open about his fondness for alcohol, particularly whiskey, even admitting to drinking it in the early hours of the day.
Shaibu implies that considering the amount of alcohol Wike consumes, it is more likely that he suffered from alcohol poisoning rather than food poisoning.
“Governor Wike has consistently shown his intense and undeniable love for whiskey. In fact, he stated in March that he was enjoying a 40-year-old whiskey with friends while watching Atiku and others protesting on TV at 11 am.
“We have also seen videos of Governor Wike drinking and dancing, including one with former Governor Rochas Okorocha. If Wike was genuinely poisoned and his organs failed, he should have become a teetotaler by now and decreased his drinking habits.
“While I am not a medical doctor, it is common knowledge that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems, and various types of cancer. Other health issues associated with excessive drinking include a weakened immune system, higher susceptibility to illness, memory problems, and sexual performance issues. Wike should reflect on these factors. Even if we assume he was poisoned by food, can we attribute his hoarse and husky voice solely to food poisoning?” Shaibu questioned.