- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has mocked Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP in the just concluded presidential election, for staging a protest at INEC headquarters
- Wike, alongside 4 PDP governors, had earlier vowed to cripple the chances of Atiku in the poll over his failure to honour the rotation formula embedded in the PDP constitution
- The governor said he was drinking a 40-year-old whisky as he watched Atiku and the leaders of PDP acting like students union chanting songs of aluta at INEC headquarters
Port Harcourt, Rivers - Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, has disclosed that he was drinking a whisky of 40-years-old while seeing Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lead a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Atiku had led some leaders of the PDP, including Iyorchia Ayu, and supporters to protest at the headquarters of the electoral body over alleged irregularities at the recently concluded presidential election, The Cable reported.
What is Wike's reaction to Atiku, PDP's protest at INEC headquarters?
The PDP had asked that the collation of results of the exercise should be cancelled and election should be rescheduled in some areas where problems were recorded.
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Reacting to the protest at an event, the Rivers state governor referred to the PDP leaders as a "students' union" singing "aluta continua".
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Ahead of the election, Wike and 4 other governors of the PDP, known as G5 or Integrity Group, vowed not to take part in the presidential campaign of Atiku of his failure to respect the zoning formula as contained in the party's constitution.
The governors demanded Ayu's resignation to pave way for the southern leadership of the party in the name of equity and fairness to the southern bloc of the PDP.
The G5 Governors' demand was the precondition for them to support Atiku's ambition, but the former vice president ruled out Ayu's resignation.
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APC guber candidate gets fresh endorsement from power ex-governor of PDP
Legit.ng earlier reported that Rashidi Ladoja, the former governor of Oyo state, has endorsed Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the APC, ahead of March 18 governorship election in the state.
Ladoja, who is a chieftain of the PDP in Oyo state, publicly endorsed Folarin on Saturday at a gathering with some of his supporters.
The former government lamented the failure of Governor Seyi Makinde to win any senatorial and house of reps seat for the PDP, compared to his Osun state counterpart, Ademola Adeleke.