G5 won’t work for Atiku, Wike declares

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has escalated his long-running war of words with the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He declared yesterday that neither he nor his G5 governor allies would work for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at next year’s elections.

He also insisted on corruption allegations against National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, challenging him to see if the accusations were untrue.

Wike made the claims when the Rivers State chapter of the PDP launched its campaign for the 2023 elections at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa in Port Harcourt.

He said: “Here in Rivers State, I will not support anybody who says that no other person from another ethnic group can be President.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us. Whether you are Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, or Igbo, from anywhere, you are entitled to be President of Nigeria.

“So, when you go on national television and tell anybody, ‘don’t vote for the Yoruba, don’t vote for Igbo’, you didn’t even mention where I come from.

“What the G5 is saying is equity, fairness, and justice. The constitution of the party says we must share elective and political offices but you say you will take everything. I will not agree”.



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