Wike Kicks Against Peter Obi, Reveals Sins of Labour Party's Presidential Candidate
- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has disclosed that he nominated Peter Obi to be Atiku Abubakar's running mate ahead of the 2019 presidential election
- Wike said this while dismissing the insinuation that he worked against the candidature of Obi during the 2023 presidential election
- According to the governor, he became the enemy of many power brokers in the PDP for nominating Obi against other names on the list in 2019
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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, has dismissed the insinuation that he worked against Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election.
The governor also disclosed how he nominated Obi to be the running mate of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the 2019 presidential elections, Vanguard reported.
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Recall that Obi ran against Atiku in the 2023 presidential election and came third, behind the PDP flagbearer, after scoring 6,101,533 votes.
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Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the election, defeating Atiku and Obi, but there are allegations that Governor Wike worked against the candidature of Obi.
Addressing select journalists at a media chat in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, March 22, Wike said he did not ask the people to vote for a particular candidate but for the unity of Nigeria.
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"In 2019, ask Peter Obi. I was one of the teams that chose Obi to be the Vice Presidential candidate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. When we met at Abubakar’s house, he said these are the names, I will choose Obi."
The governor further revealed that he was blamed for choosing Obi, adding that there were other names on the list, including Pius Ayium, Ike Ekweremadu and many others.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos during the governorship election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has disclosed what must be done before the healing process can begin.
Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, had condemned the electoral violence that sprung up during the poll while calling on the opposition to unite with his government to heal the country.
Reacting to the call, Rhode-Vivour posited that no healing process could be effective when the victims of electoral violence can't get justice.