- Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has recounted how the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, scuttled the chances of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 election
- The Rivers governor disclosed that Atiku humiliated the former president when he visited him in a London hotel to beg him to return to the PDP during the build-up to the 2015 election
- Wike said Atiku demanded that Jonathan should relinquish the presidential ticket of the party then, not respecting the sitting president
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Port Harcourt, Rivers - The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given a new birth as the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, reveals the bottom of the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Rivers governor recalled how Atiku humiliated former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, The Nation reported.
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Wike reveals how Atiku scuttles Jonathan's chances
Wike said prior to the 2015 general election when the PDP presidential candidate left the PDP, Jonathan, who was the sitting president then travelled to Dorchester Hotel in London to plead with Atiku to return to the PDP and support him.
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He further revealed that:
“But Atiku gave Jonathan a condition that he must relinquish the ticket of the party”
The PDP has plunged into crisis since the emergence of Atiku as its presidential candidate.
Wike has been leading the other 4 governors of the PDP who are demanding justice and equity for the southern bloc within the leadership of the party.
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They are demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, PDP national chairman, who had earlier promised to resign if a northern emerged as the party's presidential candidate, but has refused to step down after Atiku's emergence.
Atiku, who had not been tactically supporting Ayu's removal, recently made a move to find a lasting solution to the problem by meeting ex-President Jonathan.
Reacting to the development, Wike on Tuesday recounted how Atiku scuttled the chances of Jonathan during the 2015 presidential election.
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Legit.ng earlier reported The governor of Rivers state, Nyesome Wike, dropped a bombshell on Friday, November 18, when he disclosed the source of the money he used for the gigantic projects that he has been commissioning.
According to the Rivers governor, President Muhammadu Buhari’s gesture is the major source of the revenue he used to carry out projects like flyovers, a new law school and the cancer centre.
Interestingly, all the governors are leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).