The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologized to Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, over the embarrassment caused him by the recent allegation of embattled
caretaker governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, that the immediate past Rivers State Government under the watch of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi spent a whopping N82 million to organise a birthday dinner in honour of the revered statesman in the state capital, Port Harcourt. Rivers APC in a statement signed by its State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya and issued Monday in Port Harcourt described Wike’s allegation as unfortunate.

“On behalf of the good people of Rivers State, we hereby tender an unreserved apology to Prof. Soyinka and to assure him that Wike’s vile attempt to link him to an imaginary corruption will fail. This accusation is nothing but the ranting of a drowning man looking for whom to pull into the stinking pool but Wike has over-reached himself this time because Prof. Soyinka is globally renowned as a man of unimpeachable integrity who has never been associated with corruption
in his over 80 years on earth”.