River State Governor, Wike accuses Atiku of betraying him and campaigning with Rivers state’s enemies
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has accused Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of disrespecting and marginalizing him.
Wike said at the inauguration of the PDP campaign council and the launch of the party’s governorship campaign office in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that Atiku chose “enemies” of Rivers to serve on his campaign council for the 2023 general elections.
He also claimed that photos of Atiku and PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu are missing from the state’s PDP campaign materials because the party does not want him to campaign for the party at the national level.
“Some people have asked me why they haven’t seen the presidential candidate’s picture and the party chairman’s. I said what are you talking about? The presidential candidate entered my state and picked members of the presidential council without a whole governor of a state having a contribution.
“The presidential candidate entered Rivers State and picked those he wants to pick without my contribution. So, they said they don’t need me to campaign for them, that they don’t need Rivers people to campaign for them. Will you force yourself?
“I have never seen how people will disrespect a state like Rivers State and go and choose those who are enemies of the state without our contributions.”