Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has stated that Atiku Abubakar lost the presidential election because he ignored the warnings of the integrity group, the G-5 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike believed that the story would have been different if the PDP’s national leadership had heeded the numerous appeals and demands for them to adopt the principle of equity, fairness and justice.
The 55-year-old lawyer said while inaugurating a project in the state on Monday, March 7, 2023, that the presidency has finally returned to the South after Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared president-elect.
However, Atiku responded to the witty governor who led the G-5 governors against the party, saying that they also lost their bid for senatorial seats.
A chieftain of the PDP Dino Melaye also noted that the embattled governors can not claim glory for Atiku’s loss since they also failed to deliver their senatorial election.
The G5 governors including Wike of Rivers state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Samuel Ortom of Benue state have continued to gloat over Atiku’s loss.