Finally Revealed: Real Reason Atiku Did Not Pick Governor Wike As Running Mate
- Babangida Aliyu says Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike was not picked as Atiku's running mate because he speaks too much
- The former Niger state governor while saying this said that the governors or others must choose a vice that complement them
- Going further, he revealed that he can count many people who have been insulted by Governor Wike
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Former governor of Niger state and a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Babangida Aliyu, has finally revealed why Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike was not picked as running mate to Atiku Abubakar.
According to Aliyu, Wike was not picked because he speaks too much.
The former governor disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television.
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"You do not go around choosing people that will not complement you. As a governor, you will choose people that will complement your office. People that are ready to take over from your office. People that people will be comfortable with because it is a ticket. Yes, the presence of one or the other could affect the who ticket."
Going further, he revealed why he felt the Rivers state governor did not complement Atiku.
"Because unfortunately, I don't know weather it is temperament or another thing, some times when you speaks too much, when you insult yourself, or you insult your way to power, it does not normally happen. I can count many people who have been insulted either some people saying he is saying his mind. No, there are certain time you don't say your mind."
Former governor rubbishes Peter Obi's ambition, asks him to wait till 2027 or 2031
In another report, former Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu believes Nigerians may not be ready to elect Peter Obi as President in 2023. He made the remarks on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
Aliyu also noted that many people in the Peoples Democratic Party had been rooting for Obi to be the Vice President to Atiku Abubakar. Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 elections.
“Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governors forum,” Aliyu said.