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General News of Saturday, 30 July 2022


Why has Atiku not come in person to see me after spilling lies on TV - Wike asks

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar play videoRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has questioned why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has failed to reach out to him after rejecting him as running mate.

"Atiku Abubakar came to my house to ask me to support him. He doesn't know my house again?" he asked.

On June 14, Atiku announced Delta State Governor, Okowa Ifeanyi as his running mate ahead of the 2023 presidential election, although many were convinced Wike would be chosen due to his political prowess.

However, in the interview with Arise TV, Atiku said he did not reject Wike but that he only chose someone he could work with amicably.

Atiku said; “Governor Wike was not rejected. Nobody was rejected in the party. But you must understand that it’s the prerogative of the candidate to pick his running mate — a running mate he believes he can work with amicably, and then also deliver the policies of the party, and also try to unify the country. Governor Wike is a brilliant politician. He’s courageous, tenacious. I believe he has a future in the political evolution of this country. It’s not a question of rejection.

Certainly, not. I think it’s too harsh a word to say that we rejected governor Wike.”

Reacting to his comment, Wike said everything Atiku said during his interview with Arise TV are all lies.

In a tweet he shared, Wike hinted that Nigerians needed to known the truth about the party.

While speaking to the media at the international airport in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital, on Friday, July 29, Governor Wike said;

“In this part of our world, when lies are being concocted and you allow it, it becomes true fact. I have always believed that when the left speaks, allow the right to also speak. We are not getting any younger.

Since after our primaries, I have decided to be quiet because this is a party I love so much. I have not said anything. I decided to go back home to fulfill the many promises I made to the people of the state. But there comes a time that people would understand and know the true facts of things. It is not in doubt that I will speak and let Nigerians know the actual truth. Haven known the truth, whatever they decide to do with it is left for Nigerians because you can imagine, the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, when he unveiled his Vice Presidential candidate, no right thinking person will say the speech he made on that day was fair. No right thinking lover of this party. Forget about the scavengers.

Thereafter he appeared before the Arise TV. See the statements he made. So many lies were told. And then he said I should not react to some of those issues. That would not be fair.

Assuming today I am not alive, what they ahve said will be accepted as the truth because his attack dogs, Sule Lamido, Babangida Aliyu, look at the statements they issued. Look at the abuses they rained on me. I never reacted.

It is important that as a person and for my own future to react line by line, statements made by Atiku Abubakar himself and his attack dogs. Anybody who loves me will not advise me not to react.” the Rivers state governor said.

He further stated that after the commissioning of projects he has lined up, he will speak on all the issues of the PDP, the party's Presidential primary, and other related matters.

Watch a video of him speaking below...


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