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Politics of Wednesday, 7 September 2022


PDP chieftains negotiated, assisted Buhari to win in 2019 – Wike alleges

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged that some members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) negotiated with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

According to him, some chieftains of the party help President Buhari win his re-election bid in 2019.

The governor made this known during the commissioning of the Rivers State University campus in Etche, Rivers State, on Tuesday.

The governor who did not disclose the names of the chieftains said he was approached to join them during the negotiation but he refused.

According to Wike, “When they were going to negotiate with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, they came to me and I said no; no negotiation; PDP must win. I said no.

“That was why Buhari won the election. Those of them who made sure PDP never survived since 2015, that destroyed PDP, I see them today opening their mouths.

“Those of them who left this party are today calling us boys. The boys that stayed back and kept the party while those of them that founded the party left.

“Since you are a Rivers man, you don’t need to be intimidated by anybody. Some people told me be careful, they will kill you. Who told you that you would not die first before you come for me.”