WIKE TAGS ATIKU’S COMMENT ON YORUBA, IGBO PRESIDENCY RECKLESS AND DIVISIVE.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 17, 2022
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed deep sadness over the comments made by the Presidential candidate of his party the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar who had at the weekend stated that only a Northern presidency is desirable and that Nigerians don’t need a Yoruba or Igbo to become President.
Governor Wike says the comment, which is coming at a time the country is urgently in need of unity clearly goes to show why the people in Atiku Abubakar’s camp do not want the National Chairman of the PDP to resign because they do not want equity, justice, and inclusivity in the party.
Speaking when he returned from a trip abroad, Governor Wike says as a party that wants to win the trust of Nigerians to win the next general elections, PDP must apologise to Nigerians for the utterances made by the presidential candidate.
One such development is the response of the National Chairman of their party the PDP Iyorchia Ayu to allegations of corruption labeled against him.
Governor Wike had accused Ayu of receiving one billion Naira from a Presidential aspirant of the party and another one hundred million Naira from an unnamed Governor to renovate the PDP Democratic Institute, a claim Ayu has denied.
Governor Wike maintains that Ayu has no proof to show that he tabled a request or received approval from the party’s National Working Committee to borrow one billion Naira.
Another development that has drawn reactions from the Rivers State Governor is the resolutions of the Senator Adolphus Board of Trustees; which he finds contradicting.
The weekend saw the Presidential candidate of the PDP coming under fire when he stated that Nigerians don’t need a Yoruba or Igbo to become President.
Governor Wike says Atiku and the PDP owe Nigerians an apology for the divisive comment.
Nyesom Wike says he would continue to speak the truth and fight for what is right in the PDP, Rivers State, and Nigeria as a whole.