Wike Finally Reveals What Happened in Saraki’s House After He Recommended Obi as Atiku’s Running Mate
- Nyesom Wike has formally addressed Peter Obi's claims that he worked against his presidential ambition
- The Rivers governor, in a media chat, revealed how he had supported the Labour Party's flagbearer in the past and was blamed for it
- Wike noted that he was the one who singlehandedly supported Obi to be Atiku Abubakar's running mate, but the former Anambra governor never spoke about it
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Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has revealed how he helped the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the past.
Wike narrated what transpired at the residence of former Senate President Bukola Saraki after he nominated Obi as running mate to former vice president and flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the buildup to the 2019 general elections.
Wike sheds more light on how he helped Peter Obi in 2019
He made this revelation while reacting to reports that he worked against Obi in the February 25 presidential election, Daily Trust reported.
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Speaking during a media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, March 22, Wike revealed he chose Obi to be Atiku's running mate and was tackled by the likes of "Ike Ekweremadu and the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, but he (Obi) never spoke about it, Vanguard also reported.
Wike further noted that all he wanted was a southern president and he never had an arrangement with Obi on supporting his ambition.
“When he said I came out against him, it is unfortunate because nobody has ever heard me during my campaigns saying don’t vote for Peter Obi, I never said so,” Wike said.
PDP accuses FHC chief judge of bias, seeks transfer of all its cases
In another development, Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja division, has come under fire following the Peoples Democratic Party's latest move.
The nation's main opposition party petitioned the chief judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), accusing Ekwo of bias and demanding his recusal from all cases related to the PDP.
The PDP, in the petition dated March 14, 2023, addressed to the chief judge of the Federal High Court and signed by the party’s national chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, and national secretary, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, demanded that all PDP-related current cases before him be reassigned on account of manifest bias.
Rivers guber: Wike makes crucial revelation on Amaechi, Tonye Cole, APC's loss
Governor Wike revealed why the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the chance to claim the governorship seat in the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Rivers state.
According to the Wike, the Rivers APC's internal division and rancour are responsible for the party's defeat.
Speaking on the outcome of the election, Wike wondered how the APC in Rivers expected to emerge victorious considering its divided state.