Atiku’s Running Mate: Wike Finally Reveals Identities of People Who Ganged Up Against Him

Atiku’s Running Mate: Wike Finally Reveals Identities of People Who Ganged Up Against Him

  • Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused some elders of the state of ganging up against him because they did not scale through the primary
  • Wike said the elders failed in their bid to be the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers state
  • He argued that they went to mobilise in Abuja to ensure that he did not emerge the running mate of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar

Some elders in Rivers state have been accused of ganging up against Governor Nyesom Wike. The allegation was leveled by the governor himself after he claimed that elders ganged up against him because they did not scale through the primary to be the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

The governor explained that some of the elders failed in their bid to become the party's governorship candidate. According to him, after this, they mobilise to Abuja to ensure that he did not emerge the running mate of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, Punch Newspaper reports.

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Wike levels allegations against Rivers elders
Nyesom Wike accused some elders of the state of ganging up against him.
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The governor made this known during the 74th birthday reception organised to honour a former governor of the state, Dr. Peter Odili, at his residence in Old Government Residential Area, Port Harcourt.

Wike was quoted to have said:

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“On my last birthday, 12midnight, one of our elders called me that they want to see me. They came to me and said they came to wish me happy birthday.

“Then, they presented me a letter that I should run for president. All of them, including Dr. Abiye (Sekibo) signed the document.

“I said ‘okay, you people too should go and give me someone who will be governor after me.’ They all sat there, looking left and right.

“I asked them, ‘those of you who are interested to be governor should raise your hands.’ Everybody raised his hand. One person didn’t raise his hand, Senator Bari Mpigi.

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“I asked why he was not interested, he replied, ‘sir, let me hold what God has given me. I don’t want to lose the two.”

Wike noted the elders also signed a document that they would abide by the outcome of the governorship primary.

He added:

“Some persons don’t know the history. They go and tell all kinds of story. But the truth is this: all of them (elders) signed the document prepared by O.C.J. Okocha that whoever I will bring, they will abide to it.

“But now, they went to Abuja, that I must not be vice president. I also read yesterday when I was in Paris, one of them saying that I told him that if they do to me what they did to Dr. Odili, that I will collapse the system.

“I am not an ungrateful person and I will never be ungrateful in my life. What is important is that I have done well as a governor. I am happy and I am leaving office a happy man.”

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However, the Nigerian politician who filed a suit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Cosmos Ndukwe, has revealed what awaits the opposition party.

According to Ndukwe who is a former presidential candidate of the PDP, the Supreme Court to which he has taken the party's issue of zoning, will give its verdict in the next 45 days.

The southeast politician said that the case was decided in his favour at the federal High Cout in Abuja but was redressed by the PDP at the Appeal Court which ruled against him.

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In an exclusive interview on Sunday, August 14, Ndukwe, who was a deputy speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, claimed ownership of the suit, even if his name did not appear as a plaintiff.

Source: Legit.ng

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