Wike Reveals Why Atiku Would Not Step Down if PDP Had Zoned Presidential Ticket to Southeast
- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has alleged that Atiku Abubakar would still not have stepped down if the party zoned its presidential ticket to southeast
- Wike lamented that the whole idea of zoning was jeopardized by Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the PDP
- According to Wike, Ayu constituted a zoning committee, and in the next 24 hours, he announced the presidential ticket being opened to everybody, and that was how the whole crisis started in PDP
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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Neysom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has disclosed that Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election, would not have stepped down if the party had zoned the presidency to the southeastern part of the country.
The governor said this while blaming Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the PDP, for the poor outing of the party in the presidential election.
Wike said Ayu could not even win his ward and local government in the election, not to talk of winning the state for the PDP.
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Ayu, from Benue state, could not rescue the party from losing the state to the Labour Party during the presidential election and to the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the governorship and state house of assembly election.
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Wike disclosed that Ayu jeopardized the issue of zoning in the party, adding that he threw the party's ticket open the second day he formed a committee to look into it.
He added that this is how the whole crisis in the party started, stating that the voting pattern reflects that the people of Benue state wanted a southern presidency. That was why the Labour Party won the state while the APC took second before PDP, the ruling party.
"Fubara is not coming to serve me": Wike speaks on what he will do after May 29
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has disclosed that he would distance himself from the administration of Siminalayi Fubara, the governor-elect.
Wike, who will be leaving the office on May 29, maintained that Fubara is not coming to serve him but to serve the people of the state,
However, the governor noted that he would be available if the incoming governor ever needs his advice after he leaves office.