The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his erstwhile Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, John Bazia traded words on a live TV programme which aired on Channels TV anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.
They traded words on Monday, May 31 on the defection of the former Commissioner from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Both Wike and Bazia featured on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television, on Monday.
The former commissioner had not only left Wike’s cabinet, but also dumped the PDP for the APC.
The programme ended on a bizarre note when Bazia described the governor as a thug.
The ex-commissioner said: “The governor, Wike, I must tell you (that) all those who are with him, they know what they are going through. But you have been seeing him on TV and the way he has been behaving in Nigeria. Sometimes, you will be baffled if that is an enlightened and educated mind; the way he carries himself. He forgets that he holds the exalted position, the office of the governor. He behaves like a thug…”
The anchor, Seun Okinbaloye, however, interjected Bazia, saying his words were weighty.
Wike was visibly furious when the interviewer called him to react to the ex-commissioner.