Former Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has disclosed the harrowing experience of being poisoned at the campaign secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State back in 2018. Wike suffered from liver and kidney failure as a result. Speaking at a family thanksgiving service held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, he shared the details of his miraculous recovery after being diagnosed with multiple organ failure at a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon.
Recalling the incident, Wike mentioned that on a particular Sunday in December 2018, he was supposed to attend the thanksgiving program of his then Chief of Staff, Chief Emeka Woke. However, due to being poisoned, he was unable to participate in the event. From that day onwards, he remained confined to his room, unable to engage in any public activities. Even during the January 1st State banquet of 2019, he did not utter a single word, relying on his deputy governor to speak on his behalf.
The former governor divulged that he was eventually taken out of the country at midnight, believing the situation to be dire. Upon arriving in Beirut, doctors conducted numerous tests and delivered a disheartening report: Wike’s kidney and liver were no longer functioning. Shockingly, he discovered that he had been poisoned at the campaign secretariat, with his intestines turning black as a result. Despite the dire circumstances, divine intervention played a vital role in restoring his failed organs and turning the situation around.
Within just one week, Wike experienced a miraculous healing and returned to Nigeria to continue his campaign for a second term in office during the 2019 elections. Furthermore, he shared another personal challenge he faced leading up to the 2022 PDP presidential primary election when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Devastated by the news, Wike contemplated leaving the race but received encouragement from his wife to persevere. To their immense relief, his wife’s cancer was ultimately cured, with her life preserved.
Expressing gratitude, Wike acknowledged that despite facing opposition and political gang-ups, divine intervention ensured a smooth political transition and bestowed him with peace. His commitment to thanksgiving and reliance on God has paved the way for continued political victories.
The event was attended by esteemed dignitaries such as President Bola Tinubu, represented by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Senate President Senator Godswill Akpabio, Deputy Senate President Senator Jibrin Barau, and several state governors including Seyi Makinde, Hope Uzodinma, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, and Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang.
Governors, former governors, members of the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Rivers State House of Assembly were among the dignitaries present at the thanksgiving, emphasizing the significance of the occasion.
Through his testimony, Nyesom Wike serves as an inspiration, reminding us of the importance of faith, gratitude, and the power of divine intervention even in the face of daunting challenges.