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Something is fundamentally wrong if your principal can’t endorse you, Wike mocks Atiku
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
According to Wike, if Obasanjo cannot endorse Atiku who was his vice between 1999-2007, then something is fundamentally wrong.
Wike said, “I was praying that Obasanjo should not say anything. When I saw the letter last night, I was touched. If your principal cannot recommend you, then there is something fundamentally wrong.”
The Rivers State governor stated this on Monday at the flag-off of the construction of Akpabu-Odido Road in Emohua and Ahoada West local government areas.
“After all, you people went to see your principal to lobby him to recommend you. It took your principal a long time before he now wrote a letter to all Nigerians, saying, ‘Look, I am not too comfortable (with Atiku)’. I am not bothered about other people but this one (Obasanjo) worked with you and he knows.”
Wike further said, “So, I am not the one who said this one or that one. Everyone should carry their problems and go where their problems are.
“Leave me alone. Leave Ortom alone. Leave G-5 Governors alone. Face your problem where your problem is.”
Following the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary in May, Wike and Atiku had a falling out.
Wike, after losing the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential primary to Atiku in May, 2022, has remained a thorn in the flesh of the major opposition party.
The Rivers State governor and four other governors of the PDP, known as the G-5, has since withdrawn from the party’s presidential campaign over the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
They are demanding for Ayu’s resignation and replacement by a southerner in the interests of equity and fairness, since Atiku is also from the North.