- Samson Omale
Just In! PDP On Alert, As Wike Says He Is Ready To Break Silence On Atiku
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says he is ready to break his silence on what transpired following the emergence of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples democratic party, Atiku Abubakar.
Since the May 28th Primaries of the PDP, which produce Mr. Abubakar as the flag bearer of the Party there have been talks of crisis brewing in the party due to the fallout over the presidential primary of the party and the failure of the party’s presidential standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, to pick the Rivers governor as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.
Mr. Abubakar had won the PDP primaries with 371 votes from the 767 national delegates accredited for the poll. Mr Wike polled 237 votes to place second, followed by Bukola Saraki with 70 votes, Udom Emmanuel with 38 votes, Bala Mohammed with 20 votes, Pius Anyim with 14 votes and Sam Ohuabunwa with a lone vote.
Governor, Nyesom Wike's Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri in a statement on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the state capital said that it has become pertinent for the Governor to speak and reveal to Nigerians all that has transpired in the PDP since the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the main opposition party.
Many top politicians across party lines have been paying private visits to governor Wike since the conclusion of primaries, details of such visit were never made public.
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and that of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso including the Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State have all visited Wike in the last few weeks.