Jun 28, 2022

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Trouble looms for Atiku, PDP as Wike’s supporters in Rivers state issues threat – Legit.ng

After the election of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the running mate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, political officials in Rivers State have criticized Atiku.

< p class="align-left">They warned that his decision would have implications for the 2023 election.

The Ikwerre leader spoke about the Rivers state local government area selection accused Dr. Samuel Nwanosike Atiku for not living up to his words to respect the party’s decision to appoint a committee to choose a running mate for him.

He said:

“There is a saying in my village that no one tells a man who eats yam to go drink water.”

“When you eat yam, you must look for water to drink, because if you eat yam without drinking water, you will choke on it.”

” If he followed his w orders, as he said, to abide by the party’s overwhelming election, then he would have respected the decision of the panel, the party’s national leader and his team.”

Nwanosike claimed all party stakeholders recommended Wike as Atiku’s ally.

Further, he insisted that Atiku’s preference for Okowa would hurt the former Vice President’s chances:

He added:

“He’s done his calculations. And since he has made his calculations, he (Atiku) will live with the result. He will look out of his calculations. This is not his first time as the party’s candidate.

“He was the party’s candidate in 2019. He knows what the result was. Now he has made a decision. So we keep our fingers crossed and wait for the decision of the electorate. At the moment it is no longer in the hands of Dr. Iyorcha Ayu and his team. It is now in the hands of the voters.”

Ogbonna Nwuke, a former member of the House of Representatives representing the Etche-Omuma constituency, also speaks.

According to him, Governor Wike would speak at the right time.

Nwuke, who was also a former Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, however Atiku said, that he didn’t reject Wike, but he did reject Rivers State.

“I believe our leader will speak when the time comes. We’re members and any decision he makes will be fine with us because he’s the one wearing the shoe now. I think it’s not Governor Wike that Atiku turned down; it’s Rivers State that he rejected.”

Source: Legit.ng