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General News of Wednesday, 14 September 2022


More trouble for Atiku as ex-PDP presidential aspirant backs Wike, speaks on Rivers governor's defection

Governor Nyesom Wike Governor Nyesom Wike

Sam Ohuabunwa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that Governor Nyesom Wike is not trying to destabilise the party but only seeking justice and equity.

The PDP chieftain stated this when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV on Tuesday, September 13.

The main opposition party has been enmeshed in a crisis after its presidential primary won by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in May.

Aggrieved after the primary election, Governor Wike accused the party of betraying him and breaching its constitution, Premium Times reported. P

He subsequently demanded the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, before discussing the possibility of giving support to Atiku in next year’s poll.

According to him, it is wrong for Ayu and the party presidential candidate, Atiku, to come from the same region; northern Nigeria.

Wike is seeking to correct the wrongs - Ohuabunwa

Ohuabunwa, also a former presidential aspirant, said he has been speaking with the Wike and Atiku’s groups in the party.

He stressed that the Rivers governor is seeking to correct the wrongs that were done in the PDP in the past.

“The truth is that Mr Wike is not crying wolves. He is demanding justice. He is demanding equity. And that is right for him to do,” he said.

Speaking further, Ohuabunwa urged the national leadership of the party to show “empathy” and heed the governor’s demand.

He said: “Why is everybody going to Mr Wike? It shows that he has a moral right in this matter. There is something that all of us understood has been done wrongly and that’s why all the emissaries are going to him."

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