- The flag bearer of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar has been warned to align with Governor Nyesom Wike or suffer the consequences
- These were the submissions of Jonah Jang, the former governor of Plateau state while he visited Rivers state
- He said it is crucial for Atiku to reconcile with Wike as it will help the party to stand a chance of defeating the incumbent government
Rivers, Port Harcourt - The former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang said the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential polls in 2023 rests on the influence of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
As reported by The Nation newspaper, Governor Jonah on Saturday, August 20 stated that the flag bearer of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar will not succeed at the polls if he does not align with Governor Wike.
The ex-governor made this statement in Rivers state during the flag-off of the Omagwa internal roads.
The ex-governor described Atiku’s group as being pretentious as he urged them to close ranks with the Rivers state governor to avoid an upset at the 2023 polls.
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“These men and women, as I have said, worked hard to build this party and they cannot just be wished away overnight. We need to come together, settle our differences by recognising that you need each and every one of us for you to win the general election.”
During his remark, Mr. Jang hailed Governor for his political prowess over the years as well as his commitment to the PDP when it mattered most.
Wike order closure of petrol station of suspected oil bunkers
Meanwhile, Governor Wike in his remark ordered the immediate arrest of some suspected oil bunkers as well as the closure of petrol stations allegedly belonging to the suspects.
Legit.ng gathered that one of the petrol stations in Port Harcourt reportedly belongs to a member of the green chamber of the national assembly who hails from the state.
Wike stated that there will be strict action against those found guilty of oil bunkering in the state.
“If I hear of any filling station involved in oil bunkering, I will close that filling station.
“We cannot allow oil bunkering. We will reduce it to the barest minimum. So, I have ordered the security agencies to identify who owns that filling station that was sealed up two days ago and arrest the owner. Let him tell us why he is involved in oil bunkering.”
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In another development, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that he would not be taking chances with perceived enemies within the Peoples Democratic Party.
Wike warned those who gain from Rivers state to desist from working with members of the PDP who are fighting him politically.
According to Wike, detractors who fight the system in Rivers PDP will be properly dealt with at the right time.
2023: PDP governor speaks on Atiku-Wike rift
Meanwhile, the PDP is capable of making good fortunes from the 2023 general elections, despite its current crisis, according to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
Fintiri also told reporters in Yola, the state capital that reconciliation moves to reunite his Rivers counterpart and Atiku are in top gear.