PDP Crisis: "Why I Approved Stadium for Atiku", Wike Reveals, Sends Message to Ayu

PDP Crisis: "Why I Approved Stadium for Atiku", Wike Reveals, Sends Message to Ayu

  • Governor Nyesom Wike said some persons appealed to him before he approved the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the PDP's campaign rally
  • Wike said he also gave the approval because he did not want the party to suffer failure on account of his refusal to give out the facility
  • Meanwhile, the Rivers governor said it is not true that Okezie Ikpeazu has decided to back Atiku Abubakar's presidential bid

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Governor Nyesom Wike has spoken on his reason for approving the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for Atiku Abubakar's presidential campaign rally in Rivers state.

On Tuesday, February 7, Wike said he decided to give the facility for the rally after some persons whose names he did not mention appealed to him, PM News reports.

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Wike said he does not want to be blamed for the PDP's failure in Rivers (Photo: @atiku, @GovWike)
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I don't want to take blame for PDP's failure - Wike

The fiery and outspoken governor said he does not want it to be on record that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost in his state because he refused to approve the stadium for use.

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His words:

“This morning after appeal from people who talked to me, I have given them back Adokiye Amiesimaka. Go and campaign.
“Let it not be that because they didn’t campaign that is why they didn’t win in Rivers state.”

Ayu lied about Ikpeazu - Wike

Wike reacted to Iyorchia Ayu's claim on Monday, February 6, in Benue state that he has resolved issues with Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state ahead of the elections.

The Rivers leader, according to Daily Trust, said the PDP's national chairman lied.

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Governor Wike said that the window to reconcile for Nigeria's opposition party, the PDP, is very small and will soon be shut.

Wike made this surprising disclosure during an exclusive interview while addressing his rift with the party's presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and the PDP since after the primaries conducted in 2022.

According to the governor, his choice of who he decides to support for the 2023 presidential election is something that will be clear to everybody "at the right time."

Source: Legit.ng

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