Just in: Huge surprise as PDP reveals presidential candidate Wike is working for

  • The PDP presidential campaign council in Rivers state has made a stunning allegation against Governor Nyesom Wike
  • The campaign council said Bola Tinubu of the APC is Governor Wike’s preferred presidential candidate and he has instructed his aides and LGA chairmen to start working for him
  • Dr Abiye Sekibo, the director State Campaign Management Committee, made the claim in a letter addressed to Wike

Port Harcourt, Rivers state – The Rivers state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council has alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike is backing the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the forthcoming election.

The Nation reported that the council made the allegation in a letter dated Wednesday, February 1.

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Rivers PDP presidential campaign council claims Governor Wike is backing Tinubu.
Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Peter Obi. Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – CON
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The campaign council further alleged that the Rivers state governor had already directed all local government chairmen, his aides and party executive members to deliver Tinubu at the poll.

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Legit.ng gathered that the Rivers PDP presidential campaign council made the claim in reaction to the reason Wike gave for cancelling the approval he earlier gave for the use of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for Atiku Abubakar’s rally.

The council’s allegation was contained in a letter addressed to Governor Wike and signed by the director, State Campaign Management Committee, Rivers state chapter, Dr Abiye Sekibo.

Sekibo accused the Rivers state governor of trying to frustrate and stop the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku, from emerging as the next president of Nigeria.

“However, we are rather aware by credible information reaching us that Your Excellency has directed all local government council chairmen, special advisers, commissioners, party executives are the state, local government and ward levels and all other appointees of yours to work for the Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu even though you have not had the courage to announce same to the people of the state,” he said.

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The Rivers state government had earlier said it withdrew the approval given to the PDP campaign to use the stadium after finding out the party was working with a faction of the APC in the state.

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Speaking further, Sekibo said Wike’s involvement in the activities of the G5 Governors group was the height of anti-party and wondered why the governor would in turn accuse them of working with a faction of the APC in the state.

He denied the claim by the governor that the council was working in collaboration with a faction of the APC led by Tonye Patrick Cole to share the approved facility.

According to Sekibo, the only reason for the cancellation was Wike’s notice of their massive mobilisation and acceptance of Atiku by the people of Rivers state.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Wike berated those questioning his decision regarding the presidential candidate of his choice.

Wike on Wednesday, February 1, disclosed that he never mentioned to anyone that he would announce his preferred presidential candidate on camera.

The PDP governor who is at loggerheads with the party’s flagbearer Atiku, had earlier said that he would reveal his choice candidate for the 2023 poll by January.

Source: Legit.ng

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