Governor Nyesom Wike’s pal Hon. Samuel Nwanosike has disclosed that the Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Daily Sun.
The chairman of Ikwerre local government area said that the elders and opinion leaders have decided to dump the PDP’s presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.
Nwanosike added that due to the party’s unfairness and political imbalance were part of the reason the Rivers state chapter of the PDP would support Tinubu instead of Atiku.
He further stressed that it was due to selfish interest that the national chairman of the party did not come from the South since the party’s presidential candidate came from the North.
He was quoted by The Sun saying:
“With this unfortunate development, it is clear that Atiku is not the true unifying factor we thought he is.
“We want to say clearly here that we stand by our leader Nyesom Wike on this issue.”
“We politicians cannot sit down and watch this happen. To halt the injustice, elders and opinion leaders of Rivers State after careful deliberation on the matter, zeroed in on Tinubu as the most suitable candidate.
“We have x-rayed the three frontrunners in the race, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu, it is Tinubu we found to be the true unifying factor.”