The Governor of Rivers State, Nyeson Wike has said that he would remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but ruled out the possibility of supporting and working for the success of the Presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
A close associate of the governor told newsmen today, July 28 that he would not join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) despite advances from leaders of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Governor Wike has been silent on the forthcoming presidential election following his grievances with the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku.
This is coming after Governor Wike had threatened to reveal to Nigerians all that have transpired in the PDP since the emergence of Atiku as the presidential candidate of the party.
Wike said: “On Atiku, I will speak soon, and Nigerians will know the actual truth of all that has transpired in the PDP in recent times.”
The Rivers State Governor, who spoke at an interview Arise TV, claimed that the committee set up to nominate a vice presidential candidate for the party did not pick Wike as his running mate.
Atiku, however, said the committee led by the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom only suggested three names to him and he decided to pick who he can work with.
The former Vice President picked the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Source: Daily Independent.