- The theatrical feud playing out in the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to have hit another dimension
- Reports surfaced earlier on Independence Day that PDP flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Wike have reached an agreement over the 2027 ticket
- However, the spokesperson of the Atiku presidential campaign, Senator Dino Melaye quickly debunked the news
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FCT, Abuja - There are speculations that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar promised to support Governor Nyesom Wike for the presidential seat in 2027.
Following this report, the camp of Atiku Abubakar has denied ever making such a promise to the Rivers state governor, the Leadership Newspaper reported.
Debunking the claims, a former lawmaker of the 8th Assembly and spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar's presidential campaign Senator Dino Melaye said there was no such agreement in place.
Senator Melaye stated that there was never even a conversation of that nature between his principal and Governor Wike.
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“I speak for Atiku Abubakar that no such discussion between Atiku Abubakar and Governor Wike of Rivers State. At no time did Atiku Abubakar discuss such with Governor Wike.
“Atiku never promise or discuss 2027 with Governor Wike or anyone for that matter. Coming from The Nation Newspaper, you should understand.”
Senator Melaye expressed his skepticism about the nature of the report making the rounds but said he was not surprised since the report emanated from a news platform owned by Atiku's rival, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Atiku makes an irresistible promise to Wike as both PDP big wigs meet in Abuja
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar has asked Governor Nyesom Wike to sheathe his sword so that they can end the crisis between them.
The appeal was made by the 2023 presidential candidate of the opposition party to Wike on Thursday, September 30, during their meeting in Abuja.
Atiku in his appeal promised to stand as a strong supporter of Wike's presidential ambition in the 2027 polls.
He's a celebrated problem solver,' Dino Melaye makes boasts of Atiku's capacity
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party has been described as someone who is committed to solving Nigeria's growing challenges.
This description of Atiku was given to Nigerians by a former lawmaker of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye.
Melaye said Nigeria is extremely sick and is like a car driven by a drunken driver who has no idea of what he is doing.