Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has lambasted his counterpart in Ebonyi, David Umahi, over what he described as an hypocritical statement saying he should undergo a psychiatric test for saying that Nigeria needs another leader like President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor of Ebonyi state, Mr Umahi had earlier in the week, when he visited the State House Abuja, said that he wished that Nigeria gets another leader like Mr Buhari.
Reacting to Mr Umahi’s statement in a viral video, Mr Wike said the Ebonyi governor needs psychiatric attention for making such statement.
“I heard a governor saying that he prays that Nigeria gets another president like Buhari. I said what has gone wrong,” Mr Wike said pointing to his head. I mean there shouldn’t be a psychiatric test on that governor?
Stating futher, Mr Wike said Mr Umahi’s statement was borne out of sycophancy, dismissing it a so obvious even to Mr Buhari.
“You see sycophancy. He (Mr Umahi) knows that the President knows that he is lying,” he said.
Once allies in opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Messrs Wike and Umahi fell out in the aftermath of the 2019 PDP presidential primaries.
Mr Umahi has since dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress where he now idolises Mr Buhari.