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PDP Crisis: Wike Finally Replies Atiku

Governor of Rivers State, South South Nigeria, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the events that have unfolded in the aftermath of the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Gatekeepers News reports that Wike spoke at the Port Harcourt International Airport in the Rivers State capital shortly after he returned from a foreign trip.

Wike faulted the speech by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the day he unveiled Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.

He also accused the former vice president of telling lies against him, as well as using some chieftains of the main opposition party to spread falsehood against his person.

Wike also vowed to respond to both the party’s flagbearer and the party chieftains whom he described as Atiku’s ‘attack dogs’ one-by-one and line by line in due time.

He said posterity would not forgive him should he fail to set the record straight and promised to clear the air after the commissioning of the projects lined up for inauguration by the state government.

Wike stated that Atiku had yet to send any delegation to him.

He, however, said a former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, met with him in Spain, although in his personal capacity.

He noted that Atiku came to his house to beg for support but suddenly does not know the way to his house any longer.

He went on to challenge anyone to identify that he or she was sent by the PDP candidate to speak to him about the issue in the PDP and the aftermath of the party’s presidential primary.

Wike said, “I have decided to be quiet because PDP is a party I love so much.

“I have moved on to conclude my social contract with the people of Rivers. However, it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.

“I am not a slave and will not be a slave. I am freeborn of the country.”

Abubakar had during an interview said he did not pick Wike as his running mate because he wanted someone he could work with “amicably”.

He said, “Governor Wike was not rejected. Nobody was rejected in the party. But you must understand that it’s the prerogative of the candidate to pick his running mate — a running mate he believes he can work with amicably, and then also deliver the policies of the party, and also try to unify the country.

“Governor Wike is a brilliant politician. He’s courageous, tenacious. I believe he has a future in the political evolution of this country. It’s not a question of rejection. Certainly, not. I think it’s too harsh a word to say that we rejected governor Wike.”

In a statement Kelvin Ebiri, media aide to Wike, quoted the Rivers governor as saying Nigerians would know the truth about recent events in the party when he eventually speaks.

“On Atiku, I will speak soon and Nigerians will know the actual truth of all that has transpired in the PDP in recent times,” Wike was quoted as saying.

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