Atiku Abubakar has stated that Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike will not be able to win his own polling unit for the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the forthcoming election in the state.
Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have not been in good terms relating to leadership within the former ruling party.
Atiku made the comment through his media aide Phrank Shaibu who had a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
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It is understood that the Rivers state governor has instructed his foot soldiers to ensure the APC’s presidential standard bearer Tinubu wins the state.
Shaibu said: “Even the dead know that the APC can never win in Rivers state. Wike cannot deliver his polling unit to Tinubu.
”He is aware of this, and that is why he is not bold enough to come out with his full chest to ask the people of the state to vote for Bola Tinubu. Instead, he is chasing shadows, making innuendos.
“At least Rotimi Amaechi was brave enough to dump the PDP and defect to the APC in 2015 and openly campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari against his kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan. This is what real men do when they have the conviction.
”Wike said he would announce his preferred candidate in January 2023. Three weeks have passed, but he is not brave enough to do so.”