The Miracle of Nyesom Wike: How Poisoning Could Not Keep Him Down
Nyesom Wike, the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, has revealed that he was poisoned in 2018 at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign secretariat. Despite the political gang-up against him, however, God always gave him the victory. The former two-term governor of the oil-rich state explained that he thought life was over for him but God saw him through.
Wike told the story of his miraculous recovery at the family thanksgiving service held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumuepirikom Deanery in Rivers State on Sunday. “In December 2018, that day was the day my former Chief of Staff was going to have Thanksgiving. And I was to attend that Thanksgiving on a Sunday. From that Sunday, I never came down from my room. It was bad,” the PDP powerbroker recounted.
Wike went on to say that his failure to attend the state banquet on January 1st 2019 was just the beginning of his ordeal. “There are words I don’t want to use so that it does not look somehow but those who attended the banquet will know that I never spoke that day,” he said. “I just sat down there and told my Deputy Governor to speak on my behalf. People didn’t know what was going on. After that banquet, 12 midnight, I was taken out of the country because I thought it was over.”
Doctors in Beirut—the capital of Lebanon—pronounced that his liver and kidney had been damaged almost beyond repair. “When we got to Beirut, the doctors looked at me and I was looking at them. They were not telling me anything, they said we have to do many tests,” he narrated. “They came back the next morning and they said, ‘Look, it was bad’. My kidney had gone. My liver had gone and they (doctors) were looking at me.”
He continued, “I never knew that I had been poisoned in our campaign secretariat. My intestines were all black.” But miraculously, his failed organs were restored and his liver and kidney started functioning again. “So, the doctors did all they could do. The next day they came back, they said, ‘What is happening to you? They said everything is turning around.’ My liver is functioning now. My kidney is functioning. To the glory of God, after about one week, they said I can now go.”
This is the miracle of Nyesom Wike and the story he shared at his family thanksgiving service. It is a testament to the power of God and a reminder of Wike’s political resilience.