Governor Nyesom Wike, Rivers State, Southern Nigeria has debunked the suit said to have been filed by him seeking the removal of Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Governor denied knowing anything whatsoever about the purported suit or even knowing the lawyers who filed the suit in the first instance.
Wike, in an interview with THISDAY said, “I don’t know anything about the so called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me”
The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022, the plaintiffs were said to have hinged their claims on the grounds that the PDP primary conferred undue advantage on Atiku which aided his emergence as candidate of the PDP in the May 28 and 29 primary.
Reacting to the publication, Wike described the suit as the handiwork of mischief makers who merely want to use him to score cheap political goals.
He stated, “I don’t know the lawyers… am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time. I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?
He added that, “just yesterday they came up with the claim that I ordered my Chief Security Officer to pull down PDP flag in Government House. This is all false, it’s all propaganda. Some people are trying to use me to win the election. Please disregard all these lies.”