2023: Atiku Doesn’t Want Me, Rivers People – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, does not want him and the state chapter of the party to partake in his campaign

The governor made the assertion on Monday, during the commissioning of the PDP governorship campaign office and the inauguration of the PDP campaign council in Port Harcourt

Gov. Wike accused Atiku of appointing some members of the PDP in Rivers State into his campaign council without the “governor’s contribution”.

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He said;

“The presidential candidate entered Rivers State and picked those he wants to pick without the contribution of the governor.

“So they said they don’t need me to campaign for them, that they don’t want 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.

“So they don’t want us to campaign, let’s campaign for those who want us to campaign for them.”

Wike decried how Rivers State had been treated in the past despite the bulk votes delivered to the PDP since 1999.

“Politics is a game of interest. If nobody accommodates the interest of Rivers State, then, we have nothing to do with such people.

“If you say that you have no interest in Rivers State, Rivers State will not have your own interest. It is only those who like us that we will like.

“I have told people who care, Rivers State, has voted PDP since 1999. Of this support we have given since 1999 till now, can you mention one thing that we have gotten in this state? Can you mention one road that we have gotten? All they care is to use Rivers State to bring votes, after bringing votes, you push us aside. That will not happen again.”

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