2023: ‘I Am Not Going Back On My Word’ – Wike Backs Up Atiku

2023 ‘I Am Not Going Back On My Word’ – Wike Backs Up Atiku
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar stressing that he would not go back on his word to support any candidate of the party that emerges in the primary. 

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that the governor, had on Saturday, lost the party’s presidential ticket to the former Vice President, Atiku.

There have been serious speculations that Governor Wike may jettison the party’s interest by refusing to support the winner of the primary election.

Read Also: PDP Primaries: Obi Congratulates Atiku, Calls Him His Leader

Shortly after Atiku paid the Governor a courtesy visit in his Abuja residence on Monday, Wike declared he had vowed to support anyone who emerged as flag bearer of the party and would not be breaking that promise.

In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Wike said he would be in full support of Atiku’s bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He wrote, ‘I made a vow to the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria that i will support whoever emerges from the #PDPPresidentialPrimaries and I am not going to go back on my word.

‘We cannot abandon the PDP, we will be fully supporting Atiku Abubakar’.

On Monday, Atiku visited Wike in his Abuja residence for a crucial fence-mending meeting.

However, the former Vice President said his visit to Wike was to ensure that every stakeholder was brought on board to boost the party’s chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.

He wrote: “In continuation of my commitment to bring everyone on board in ensuring that the PDP stands as one united party, earlier today, I visited His Excellency Gov Nyseom (sic) Wike at his Abuja residence. This is a continuous process.”

Atiku had defeated Wike and other PDP presidential aspirants during the party’s primary election on Saturday.

The Waziri of Adamawa gathered votes of 371 delegates while Wike polled 237 votes after the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, stepped down for him.

Africa Daily News, New York

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